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World’s Top 20 Most Visited Cities By International Tourists

It is no surprise that for the 2nd year in a row, Hong Kong was the world’s most visited city in 2015, according to data from Euromonitor, a U.K.-based market research group. It welcomed 26 million international tourists as measured in 2015.

Bangkok, Thailand, came in 2nd place with 18.7 million visitors, while London came 3rd, with 18.6 million international tourists. Fourth and fifth in the rankings were Singapore and Paris, respectively.

Which is the world’s most visited city?

At a glance | Here are the world’s top 20 most visited cities by international tourists

RankCityCountryInternational Tourists
1Hong KongChina26.68 million
2BangkokThailand18.73 million
3LondonUK18.58 millions
4SingaporeSingapore16.86 million
5ParisFrance15.02 million
6MacauChina14.30 million
7DubaiUAE14.20 million
8IstanbulTurkey12.41 million
9New York CityUS12.30 million
10Kuala LumpurMalaysia12.15 million
11ShenzhenChina11.42 million
12AntalyaTurkey10.86 million
13RomeItaly9.55 million
14TaipeiTaiwan9.04 million
15SeoulSouth Korea8.83 million
16PhuketThailand8.82 million
17TokyoJapan8.45 million
18GuangzhouChina7.95 million
19MiamiUS7.60 million
20PattayaThailand7.48 million

Note: The ranking, based on 2015 data, includes the number of travellers who visited the city throughout the year as well as data from international airport arrivals, accommodation stays and national statistics offices.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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