Hong Kong, Bangkok, London World’s Most Visited Cities in ‘Top 100 City Destinations 2018’ Euromonitor

Euromonitor International unveiled new report ‘Top 100 City Destinations 2018‘. The most visited city is still Honk Kong. Bangkok, London, Macau and Singapore, successively, make up the rest of the top 5.

Victoria Harbour, Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Tsim Mong, Hong Kong
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong / Photo by Dennis Wong on Flickr

UK-based market research company Euromonitor International recently released its ‘Top 100 City Destinations 2018′ report, an annual ranking of the world’s most popular cities by international tourism arrivals. Which highlights the top 100 most visited cities based on 2017 international arrivals estimates for 2018. The research covers 600 cities and according to them, global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% this year. At the same time, arrivals to this year’s top 100 city destinations are set to grow by 7.5%.

The Temple of Down (Wat Arun) Bangkok, Thailand

Hong Kong came up as the number one spot to travel to once more. Close to 30 million tourists are expected to travel to the region before the year is out, and more than 50% of them will be from the Chinese mainland. Bangkok holds onto its place in the number 2 spot in the rankings, with close to 24 million visitors expected this year, while Singapore, Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen are all in the top 10. Asia continues to be the biggest player in the rankings, with 41 of the top 100 cities.

Tower Bridge London, Bermondsey, London, England, United Kingdom
Tower Bridge London, London, England, United Kingdom / Photo by Barney Moss on Flickr

London is overall in third place with just under 21 million international tourists expected this year. Paris came in at sixth place with 16.9 million, and Rome, with 9.7 million must make do with 15th place. In America, the most visited cities are New York with 13,500,000 arrivals for 2018, and eighth in the world. Followed by Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Cities in the Middle East and Africa region, such as Jerba, Sousse and Sharm el Sheikh have dropped out of the ranking in the past few years, mainly due to terrorist attacks and subsequent slumping demand.