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Different scales, but still it works.
Thanks to Tom Patterson again.

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Andreas,

The map looks great, but are you sure about your data? It seems to indicate that 9 million Dutch tourists visit Germany each year. But there's only 17 million people here...
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Hans, it is not number of tourists, it is number of hotel nights...

Personally, I am not too found of the idea in this map. I think you would communicate the information more effectively in a chart. If you really want to present in a map, I would make the map much more simpler, remove the shaded relief for instance (doesn't add any information for the viewer).

I would also consider using proportionally sized arrows pointing to Germany, or circles over the countries (they can decorated with beds). Right now you have the white boxes, which are not proportional (but they give the viewer some incorrect impression of the size) as well as the bed icons.
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Hans, it is not number of tourists, it is number of hotel nights...


Oops, me bad... So it seems we love Germany and we love to stay there :D

One problem with using any kind of proportional symbol (circles, arrows) is that one of the smallest neighbouring countries (yes, that's us) is generating the most traffic.
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