IELTS graph 309 - Top ten countries spending on travel

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Bar Chart:

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The chart below shows the top ten countries with the highest spending on travel in 2014.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Consumer Spending on Travel (US $ Billion)

Top ten countries with the highest spending on travel

Source: UNWTO

Model Answer:
The bar chart outlines the top ten countries which made the highest travel expenditure in 2014 and it also compares how much these countries spent on travel in the same year. The data was collected from UNWTO. Overall, China stood at the top of the list with the highest spending while Taiwan proclaimed the tenth position.

As the diagram suggests, China spent almost 110 billion US dollar in 2014 for travel while the US and Germany each with its nearly 85 billion spending attained at the second position in this list. The UK spent roughly 55 billion, less than half of China, for travel and the UK's spending for travel was more than double than that of Singapore. The travel spending by South Korea and Hong Kong was a tie and they each spend 20 billion USD in 2014. India's spending was just over 15 billion while Malaysia and Taiwan stood at the bottom two positions in the list with around 10-12 billion spending for the same.

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