Urban Transformation

These are the world's most visited cities in 2016

A view of Rome's ancient Colosseum is seen August  5, 2010.

The Global Destination Cities Index provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world. Image: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Alison Millington
Lifestyle Editor, Business Insider UK
Share:
Our Impact
What's the World Economic Forum doing to accelerate action on Urban Transformation?
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Cities and Urbanization is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Cities and Urbanization

Mastercard has released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world.

Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study, now in its seventh year, predicts which countries will be the most visited in 2016.

From the Asia-Pacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 20 cities set to see the most visitors this year:

20) Prague, Czech Republic - 5.81 million international visitors

19) Shanghai, China - 6.12 million international visitors

18) Vienna, Austria - 6.69 million international visitors

17) Osaka, Japan - 7.02 million international visitors

16) Rome, Italy - 7.12 million international visitors

15) Taipei, Taiwan - 7.5 million international visitors

14) Milan, Italy - 7.65 million international visitors

13) Amsterdam, Netherlands - 8 million international visitors

12) Barcelona, Spain - 8.20 million international visitors

11) Hong Kong, China - 8.37 million international visitors

10) Seoul, South Korea - 10.20 million international visitors

9) Tokyo, Japan - 11.70 million international visitors

8) Istanbul, Turkey - 11.95 million international visitors

7) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 12.02 million international visitors

6) Singapore - 12.11 million international visitors

5) New York City, USA - 12.75 million international visitors

4) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15.27 million international visitors

3) Paris, France - 18.03 million international visitors

2) London, England - 19.88 million international visitors

1) Bangkok, Thailand - 21.47 million international visitors

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Urban TransformationIndustries in Depth
Share:
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

India has the highest number of road accident fatalities – but one man’s determination has reduced that figure by 40%. Here’s how

Johnny Wood

May 15, 2024

About Us

Events

Media

Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2024 World Economic Forum