Travel Trends: 100 Most Visited Cities

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Figures released from Euromonitor International Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading and most dynamic cities in terms of international tourist arrivals have just been released for 2011. Report shows emerging city destinations located in Asia Pacific saw an increase due to a strong economic environment.

While many cities remained in the same rank, Vietnam showed a particularly strong performance with Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi experiencing 40% growth for the second consecutive year, with future demand is likely to be driven by other Vietnamese cities including Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc emerging as international tourists look to discover more new places.

Uncertainty in the global economy still exists, especially in the US and Europe, future growth will be driven by Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

Top City Destinations Ranking 2011

CountryCityRank2011 Growth (%)
Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong18.8
SingaporeSingapore28.7
United KingdomLondon32.7
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur416.0
ChinaMacau58.4
ThailandBangkok612.5
TurkeyAntalya713.3
ChinaShenzhen86.8
USANew York City93.5
TurkeyIstanbul1020.2
ChinaGuangzhou118.9
FranceParis123.5
United Arab EmiratesDubai13-0.1
ChinaShanghai14-5.8
USAMiami157.1
Saudi ArabiaMecca164.7
ThailandPattaya1710.5
ItalyRome184.5
USALas Vegas194.2
SpainBarcelona204.0
TaiwanTaipei2151.3
ChinaBeijing225.1
USALos Angeles238.1
ThailandPhuket249.5
HungaryBudapest258.5
NetherlandsAmsterdam2612.8
RussiaMoscow2711.5
USAOrlando284.1
Czech RepublicPrague290.0
GermanyBerlin307.5
AustriaVienna314.8
TurkeyMugla3211.9
VietnamHo Chi Minh3345.1
SpainMadrid340.8
UkraineKiev356.6
PolandWarsaw3635.0
IrelandDublin37-6.7
EgyptCairo38-35.0
TurkeyEdirne399.3
ChinaZhuhai40-2.2
IndiaChennai4114.0
ChinaHangzhou4214.2
ArgentinaBuenos Aires439.2
USASan Francisco442.9
RussiaSt Petersburg4516.0
South KoreaSeoul461.7
MexicoMexico City473.7
JapanTokyo48-28.0
CanadaToronto490.3
IndiaDelhi5015.0
AustraliaSydney510.2
IndonesiaDenpasar520.5
MexicoCancún539.1
PeruLima5430.0
ChinaSuzhou5514.0
RomaniaBucharest5610.0
IndiaMumbai577.0
BelgiumBrussels582.1
Dominican RepublicPunta Cana5911.0
South AfricaJohannesburg608.4
GermanyMunich614.0
FranceNice622.6
New ZealandAuckland637.7
PortugalLisbon645.4
IndiaAgra6515.0
ItalyMilan664.8
IndiaJaipur6716.0
MoroccoMarrakech681.2
EgyptSharm el Sheikh69-21.6
Saudi ArabiaEast Province706.4
SyriaDamascus71-18.4
CanadaVancouver72-6.6
IndonesiaJakarta730.3
BulgariaBurgas747.7
SyriaAleppo75-12.3
ItalyVenice764.7
PhilippinesManila7723.0
ItalyFlorence784.5
BulgariaVarna797.4
KenyaNairobi8040.3
USAHonolulu812.8
GreeceAthens822.0
VietnamHanoi8341.5
New ZealandChristchurch84-0.5
United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi856.3
BrazilRio de Janeiro867.0
ChinaGuilin8714.3
AustraliaMelbourne8814.4
BrazilSão Paulo893.0
ThailandChiang Mai906.3
USAWashington DC912.6
Saudi ArabiaRiyadh926.5
AzerbaijanBaku938.6
TurkeyIzmir9427.1
ChinaNanjing9514.4
BulgariaSofia-City & Greater Area969.7
KyrgyzstanIssyk-Kulskaya Oblast9757.6
BelarusMinsk982.8
IndiaKolkatta999.0
SwitzerlandZurich1003.3

 

Travel Trends: 100 Most Visited Cities