Friday, December 20, 2013

Top cities for International tourists are... (released in 2014)

The London-based marketing research firm, which released its 2012 report this week, spent more than a year analyzing data from official sources. 

Asia Pacific cities dominate the list with six of the top 10 and 32 of the top 100 spots. Twenty cities are from Western Europe. Hong Kong's popularity comes largely thanks to its northern neighbors. 

Euromonitor predicts that by 2017, China will be the leader in international departures followed by Germany and Russia. Currently, Germany, the United States, UK, China and Russia are the top five countries for international departures, according to Euromonitor.

Let's see how many cities you have been to!

Top city destinations by arrivals and growth
1. Hong Kong, China

2. Singapore

3. Bangkok, Thailand

4. London, UK

5. Macau, China

6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Shenzhen, China
8. New York, USA
9. Antalya, Turkey
10. Paris, France
11. Istanbul, Turkey
12. Rome, Italy
13. Dubai, UAE
14. Guangzhou, China
15. Phuket, Thailand
16. Mecca, Saudi Arabia
17. Pattaya, Thailand
18. Taipei, Taiwan
19. Prague, Czech Republic
20. Shanghai, China
21. Las Vegas, USA
22. Miami, USA 
23. Barcelona, Spain
24. Moscow, Russia
25. Beijing, China
26. Los Angeles, USA
27. Budapest, Hungary
28. Vienna, Austria
29. Amsterdam, Netherlands
30. Sofia, Bulgaria
31. Madrid, Spain
32. Orlando, USA
33. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
34. Lima, Peru
35. Berlin, Germany
36. Tokyo, Japan
37. Warsaw, Poland
38. Chennai, India
39. Cairo, Egypt
40. Nairobi, Kenya
41. Hangzhou, China
42. Milan, Italy
43. San Francisco, USA
44. Buenos Aires, Argentina
45. Venice, Italy
46. Mexico City, Mexico
47. Dublin, Ireland 
48. Seoul, South Korea
49. Mu─čla, Turkey
50. Mumbai, India

Can't believe that I have been to 20 of them! They are all charming cities with their own uniqueness. Still have more to go and can't wait to explore each of them!


  1. 38 cities All since 1991when I went in the Peace Corps.

    1. 38 out of 50! That's quite a lot! So you are still with Peace Corps? What's your plan next?

  2. I have been to 15 only. Not much time to spend travelling since work.