Top Ten Most Visited Cities of 2016

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A recent list put out by MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index has documented some of the top cities visited in 2016. The top visited city this year was Thailand’s capital, Bangkok.

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Top Ten Most Visited Cities of 2016 (Amount of Visitors Next to City)

  1. Bangkok– 21.47 million

This was the first time an Asian city took the #1 spot on MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index.

  1. London – 9.88 million

This English city is one of the top visited European cities in the world.

  1. Paris- 18.03 million

Tourism has fallen in Paris, but it still remains the third most visited city.

  1. Dubai– 15.27 million

One of the top most visited places in the Middle East.

  1. New York– 12.75 million

New York City is considered one of the most popular places for international tourists to visit in the United States.

  1. Singapore– 12.11 million

It is believed that next year Singapore’s tourism amount could grow by 2-3%.

  1. Kuala Lumpur– 12.02 million

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is known worldwide for its massive skyline.

  1. Istanbul- 11.95 million]

Turkey’s largest city is considered by many to be one of the top places for tourists to see. It is believed that soon it could move up to being one of the top five cities to visit.

9. Tokyo– 11.70 million

It has been noted that Tokyo’s foreign tourism has been consistently growing. In fact, there has been a 14.7% increase.

  1. Seoul- 10.20 million

As South Korea’s capital, Seoul has seen increasing trends in foreign tourism lately.