The 20 most-visited cities in the world
Sarah Schmalbruch, 5h, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, http://www.thisisinsider.com/t...ties-of-2017-2017-12
- Market research provider Euromonitor International releases an annual Top City Destinations Ranking.
- The report ranks 100 of the world's leading cities in terms of tourist arrivals.
- This year, Asian cities dominated the list, taking four out of the top five spots.
- Hong Kong was the most visited city in the world, counting 25.7 million visitors in 2017.
The start of a new year is a great time to plan ahead, which is why we provided you with 50 destinations that should be on your 2018 travel bucket list.
But it's also a great time to look back, and that's why we rounded up the most visited places of 2017.
In order to do so, we relied on data compiled by market research provider Euromonitor International. Every year, Euromonitor releases its Top City Destinations Ranking, a report that ranks 100 of the world's leading cities in terms of tourist arrivals.
The ranking is based on international tourist arrivals that stay in the country for at least 24 hours, for a period less than 12 months, and for purposes including leisure and business. Domestic tourists, same-day visitors, and people in transit (such as cruise passengers) are excluded from the ranking.
The number of visitors for 2017 is accurate up until September of 2017, although the ranking is based on projections through the year end.
Keep scrolling to see the cities that were most popular among tourists this year.