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Euromonitor International has released its annual Top City Destinations Ranking report that covers 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals.

According to the report, arrivals continued to grow in global urban centres in 2015, illustrating the continued economic importance of tourism to the world’s largest cities. Once again, the top cities outperformed global travel flows, with inbound city arrivals to the top 100 cities growing by 5.5% between 2014 and 2015. This is compared to global inbound arrivals growing by 4.3% in the same period.

Hong Kong remained the top city destination by some margin, despite falling arrivals of 3.9 per cent over 2014/2015. It was followed by Bangkok, London, Singapore, Paris, Macau, Dubai, Istanbul, New York City and Kuala Lumpur.

TOP 10 CITY DESTINATIONS RANKING

RANK

CITY

COUNTRY

REGION

INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS (‘000S)

% INCREASE 2014/2015

2014 2015
1 Hong Kong Hong Kong, China Asia Pacific 27,770.5 26,686.0 -3.9
2 Bangkok Thailand Asia Pacific 17,031.7 18,734.9 10.0
3 London UK Western Europe 17,404.0 18,580.0 6.8
4 Singapore Singapore Asia Pacific 16,795.6 16,869.4 0.4
5 Paris France Western Europe 15,058.1 15,023.0 -0.2
6 Macau Macau Asia Pacific 14,566.0 14,308.5 -1.8
7 Dubai United Arab Emirates Middle East and Africa 13,200.0 14,260.0 8.0
8 Istanbul Turkey Western Europe 11,843.0 12,414.6 4.8
9 New York City US North America 12,230.0 12,300.0 0.6
10 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Asia Pacific 11,629.6 12,153.0 4.5

Source: Euromonitor International

 

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