According to the Global Destination Cities Index, these are the most traveled to cities on the planet for 2016. How many have you been to?
Spain’s 2nd most-populous city and it’s top tourism attraction, Barcelona is known for it’s food, culture and sports, particular its word famou football team, FC Barcelona.
9. Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s incredible skyline, culture & heritage, famous events & festivals, and its world-class attractions such as The Peak, Disneyland, and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade make it one of the top 10 cities for tourists in the world.
8. Kuala Lumpur
Iconic views, incredible architecture such as the Petronas Towers, and the mouth watering mix of Asian culinary traditions make the Malaysian capital one of the top tourist destinations on the planet.
The incredible fast growing city of Dubai has fascinated millions of tourists with its energy, innovation, and world-famous attractions. A staggering variety of authentic global fare make even the pickiest foodies drool.
Istanbul is the most populous city in Turkey and serves as its economic, cultural and historic center. Founded under the name Byzantium, it has developed to become one of the most significant cities in history. Approximate 12.56 foreign visitors visited Istanbul in 2015, contributing to its status as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world.
5. New York
America’s largest city, New York is regarded as the financial & entertainment capital of the world. Conquering New York in one visit is impossible, so travelers there for a few days should opt to visit the must-sees – the Empire State Building, Statue of Libery, Central Park, Grand Central Station, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Singapore attracted 15.25 international tourists in 2015, over thrice of its total population. The environmentally friendly city maintains natural and heritage conservation programs, and boasts one of the world’s lowest crime rates.
Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. In 2015, the City of Paris welcomed 15.6 million international visitors, the largest number of whom came from the United States.
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. For decades it has been one of the top tourism destinations on the planet. Beyond London, England has no shortage of great places to visit – make sure to read our list of 20 things you need to do in England.
Taking the crown from London in 2016 as the World’s most visited city is Bangkok. The Thai Capital features golden palaces, floating markets, and majestic porcelain-laid spires. You’ve never seen a capital city quite like Bangkok. As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience, at times served up in an apparently chaotic manner, but always with a gracious smile.