Top 10 most visited cities in the world

Hong Kong leads at top position for fifth year in succession


News Desk January 29, 2016
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Hong Kong is the most visited destination in the world followed by London and Singapore, according to Euromonitor International.

The market researcher’s annual Top 100 City Destinations survey, using figures from 2014, names Hong Kong at the top position for the fifth year in succession.

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Attracting an impressive 27.77 million international tourists in the space of a year, the Asian city outstripped London's popularity to the tune of 10 million people. London, despite its expensive reputation, pulled in 17.38 million, just ahead of Singapore at 17.09 million.

Saudi Arabian city, Makkah, also made it to the list at 23 as it was visited by 6.12 million international visitors.

Further, Indian cities experienced strong growth in arrivals in 2014, with the combined efforts of a longstanding promotion campaign (Incredible India) and a weak rupee aiding visits to the country as a whole.

"Delhi and Mumbai are the most popular destinations, with each seeing over 4.5 million visitors in 2014," the reports adds.

Euromonitor's list is compiled from data from 57 ‘core’ countries, using national statistics and info from airports, hotels and other tourism industry sources.

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Here's a list of the top 10 most visited cities in the world:

10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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9. Istanbul, Turkey

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8. New York, USA

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7. Shenzhen, China

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6. Macau

A general view of local and foreign casinos in Macau, including Hotel Lisboa (in pink) and Wynn Macau (with orange lines), in the evening of July 20, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERS

5. Paris, France

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4. Bangkok, Thailand

A general view shows the night cityscape of Bangkok early July 20, 2009. PHOTO: REUTERS

3. Singapore

A general view of Singapore's financial district from Merlion Park PHOTO: REUTERS

2. London, England

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1. Hong Kong

Highrise residential and commercial buildings are seen at Hong Kong PHOTO: REUTERS

This article originally appeared on CNN

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