Ranking of the 100 most visited cities in the world
The ranking of the 100 cities of the world receiving more international tourists located at Hong Kong for the sixth year in a row as the number one destination, as shown in the “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking” index developed by Euromonitor International. In this classification are two Spanish cities: Barcelona (in set no. 26) and Madrid (n Â° 41).
The report, released in January 2016, is based on data already closed for the year 2014.
, Hong Kong leads the ranking with 27.8 million international tourists, followed by London (16.78 M), which rises to second place.
Below are Singapore (17,14 M), Bangkok (17.46 M) and Paris(15,27 M).
Complete the top 10 cities in Macao (13,93 M), Shenzhen (12.14 M), New York (11.8 M), Istanbul (10,48 M) and Kuala Lumpur (11.62 M).
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Asia dominates the ranking
says Caroline Bremner, Euromonitor analyst, “Asia remains as the dominant region of the urban tourism, with more than one third of the 100 top cities”.
This domain of Asia, adds Bremner, is due in large part to the growing number of Chinese travelers who move through the region, still Honk Kong, Macao and Taipei cities most benefited by these visitors.
“A key aspect for urban destinations is to understand the specific needs of Chinese tourists, who are gradually becoming more adventurous and increasingly more travel on their own, rather than go in groups with tour operators,” says Bremner. See more details and methodology of the report this link.
Nevertheless, in this “Top 100 Cities Destination Ranking” are some destinations that would not fit in the conventional definition of a city, but it is rather megaresorts holiday of Sun and beach. Would be the case of Antalya, Turkey (No. 11), Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic (No. 65), Djerba, Tunisia (No. 77) or Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt (No. 89).
Two Spanish in the top 100 cities
5,97 million foreign tourists in the year 2014, Barcelona is ranked number 26 in the top 100 world urban destinations.
The following Spanish city in this ranking is Madrid (at no. 41), with 4.17 million international visitors.