The International Table Tennis Federation has announced that the 21 events that make up the GAC Group ITTF World Tour will be played in 21 different countries in 2014.
There are three more tournaments than last year, with the third-tier Challenge Series being expanded.
When the 2014 bidding process was opened in July, the ITTF said it expected a maximum of six tournaments in the top-tier Super Series category, the same number in the second-tier Major Series and 10 in the third-tier Challenge Series.
There will indeed be six Super Series events next year, with the Korea Open upgraded from a Major Series event to join Kuwait, Qatar, Germany, Japan and China.
However, there are only four Major Series events listed for 2014: Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic and Spain, which has been promoted from the Challenge level. Poland and Austria, which staged Major Series tournaments this year, are not included.
The Philippines, Nigeria and Argentina will make their debut in a bumper 11-tournament Challenge Series in 2014, while Australia, which has not hosted a World Tour table tennis event since 1999, also returns.
Hungary, Belgium and Chile are all included after a one-year absence, while Croatia, Belarus, Brazil, Morocco stay on the calendar. Egypt and USA drop off from 2013.
Judit Farago, chief executive of the ITTF, said: "The ITTF is very happy about the high level of interest to be on the tour and the number of new associations that applied to host a GAC Group 2014 World Tour event. With the varied locations across the world, 2014's tour gives an opportunity to every professional table tennis player to play on the world stage."
A Super Series tournament must provide a minimum prize fund of $200,000, with a Major Series event offering $100,000 and a Challenge Series $30,000.
The 2014 ITTF World Tour concludes with the $1-million Grand Tour Finals in December.