Top 7 Most Visited Cities in the World

Once we talked about the Top 7 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms and the Top 7 Most Spoken Languages, it would be nice to know which are the Top 7 most visited cities in the world by international visitors (according to 2009 official numbers):

1. Paris, France

14.8 million visitors

Paris is the most visited city in the world and is full of great tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe as well as great restaurants and hotels. Paris is a romantic city that draws in enough tourist money that 6.2% of the cities workforce is employed in tourism.

2. London, UK

14.1 million visitors

London is the 2nd most visited city in the world at 14.1 million visitors who come to see such great sites as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. London is also one of the financial capitals of the world which also brings international visitors into the city on business trips which keeps London’s fine restaurants and hotels filled.

3. Singapore, Singapore

9.7 million visitors

Singapore is a world financial center and popular city with tourists. The city of Singapore has actively courted more visitors by legalizing gambling and allowing two casino resorts.

4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9.11 million visitors

Kuala Lumpur is the 5th most visited city in the world and home to the magnificent Petronas Towers which were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998-2004.

5. Hong Kong, China

8.95 million visitors

When it comes to “East Meets West”, Hong Kong is the city. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Honk Kong is considered one of the safest large cities in the world and the city with the best public transport in the world.

6. New York City, USA

8.7 million visitors

New York City would rank higher on this list but is a long plane flight for most visitors. You can see where most visitors to New York come from at Where International Visitors to New York city Come From and where most stay at 10 Largest Hotels in New York City.

7. Bangkok, Thailand

8.45 million visitors

Bangkok is the capital and financial capital of Thailand and is the most visited city in Asia at 10.2 million tourists per year. Big tourist attractions in Bangkok include the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.

Source: Factoidz, Wikipedia, Vacationideas


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