From what little or not I understand of Tourism, tourism statistics would fall and rise more according to economic, political conditions of host and guest countries rather than anything else. I have been hunting for an online resource which tells tourism statistics of two or more countries and you, the tourist could compare their statistics to find which are busy and which are not.
The simplest example to show the arbitrariness would be of the 17 EU member states. I am sure each of the 17 states would have different tourism statistics depending upon what interesting activities were taking place, how welcoming they are/were of foreigners and more factors that I do not know of.
Does anybody know of existence of such a resource ?