10 Most Popular Destinations For International Travel

Mastercard’s 2017 Global Destination Cities Index looks at visitor volume and spending to rank 132 top destination cities. And for the second year in a row, Bangkok, Thailand (pictured) is the number one destination.

Number two, for the second consecutive year, is the former number one destination, London, England.

 

Here is the full list:

1. Bangkok, Thailand — 19.41 million visitors in 2016 (20.19 million forecast for 2017)

2. London, England — 19.06 million visitors in 2016 (20.01 million forecast for 2017)

3. Paris, France — 15.45 million visitors in 2016 (16.13 million forecast for 2017)

4. Dubai, UAE — 14.87 million visitors in 2016 (16.01 million forecast for 2017)

5. Singapore — 13.11 million visitors in 2016 (13.45 million forecast for 2017)

6. New York, USA — 12.70 million visitors in 2016 (12.36 million forecast for 2017)

7. Seoul, South Korea — 12.39 million visitors in 2016 (12.44 million forecast for 2017)

8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — 11.28 million visitors in 2016 (12.08 million forecast for 2017)

9. Tokyo, Japan — 11.15 million visitors in 2016 (12.51 million forecast for 2017)

10. Istanbul, Turkey — 9.16 million visitors in 2016 (9.24 million forecast for 2017)

 

Dubai is at the top of the ranking for visitor spending. In 2016, its 14.9 million international overnight visitors spent $28.5 billion, with more than 10% growth forecast for 2017. New York and London rank second and third, respectively, in spending.

 

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