The world’s most visited cities revealed

30th Jan 2017
Written by: Dave Owen


Analysis of international arrival numbers has revealed which cities in the world receive the most visitors, and the winner is…


Hong Kong welcomed 26.7 million international visitors in 2015, which is the most recent year for which comprehensive statistics are available. This figure means it comfortably tops the Euromonitor top 10 rankings, second place going to Bangkok with 18.7 million arrivals in the same year.

London claims third place with a highly respectable 18.6 million visitors. Here’s the complete top 10:

1. Hong Kong, China

26.7m international tourist arrivals

Hong Kong skyline at night

2. Bangkok, Thailand 

18.7m international tourist arrivals

Bangkok, Thailand

3. London, UK 

18.6m international tourist arrivals

London, United Kingdom

4. Singapore

16.9m international tourist arrivals


5. Paris, France 

15m international tourist arrivals

Paris, France

6. Macau

14.3m international tourist arrivals


7. Dubai, UAE 

14.3m international tourist arrivals

Dubai, UAE

8. Istanbul, Turkey

12.4m international tourist arrivals

Istanbul, Turkey

9. New York City, US

12.3m international tourist arrivals

New York City, USA

10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

12.2m international tourist arrivals

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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