Global Tourist Movements Visualized

Nikki Chung

This series of guidebooks by Nikki Chung quantifies the collective experience of leisure travel by visually representing global tourist movements during one year. Using data from the UN World Tourism Organization I made a guidebook to every country in the world. The number of pages in each book corresponds to the number of tourist arrivals in that country in 2005. When viewed on a shelf, one year’s worth of ‘experience’ is presented in a condensed physical model that can be shifted and rearranged to visualize where tourists travel and where they don’t.

(thank you jon)