Top 10 Most Visited Cities In The World

The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people "traveling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes". Asia has become a popular travel destination in recent years, and now several cities in Asia have officially become the most visited cities in the world by international travelers.

No. 1 Hong Kong: 25.5 million international visitors
Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a city on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea. According to the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) Overall visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in 2014 totalled just over 25 million.

No. 2 Singapore: 22.4 million international visitors
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a modern city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Tourism is a major industry and contributor to the Singaporean economy, attracting 22.4 million tourists in 2014, over Quarce Singapore's total population.

No. 3 Bangkok: 17.4 million international visitors
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is one of the world's top tourist destination cities.
Bangkok is the global third top destination city by international visitor arrivals, with
17.4 million projected visitors in 2014.

No. 4 London: 16.7 million international visitors
London, the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom, is one of the world's leading tourism destinations. It attracted 16.7 million international visitors in 2014, making it one of the world's most visited in terms of international visits.

No. 5 Paris: 15.2 million international visitors
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Paris is the home of the most-visited art museums in the world. In 2014 the City of Paris welcomed 15.2 million international visitors; the largest number of whom came from the United States.

No. 6 Macau, Macau: 14.2 million international visitors
Macau is a special administrative district (SAR) located to the southeast of Mainland
China. Tourism is a major industry in Macau. It is famous for the blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures and its gambling industry. There are a lot of choices of hotels and resorts since it is one of the world class tourism industry in Asia.

No. 7 New York City: 11.8 million international visitors

New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. It serves over 54 million foreign and American tourists each year including day-trippers. The Statue of Liberty is a major tourist attraction and one of the most recognizable icons of the United States.

No. 8 Shenzhen, China: 11.7 million international visitors
Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a beautiful coastal city, standing against mountains and facing the sea. It is China's first and one of the most successful Special Economic Zones.

No. 9 Kuala Lumpur: 11.2 million international visitors
Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and most populous city in Malaysia.The city is ranked as the 9th most visited place in the world.In 1999, Malaysia launched a worldwide marketing campaign called "Malaysia, Truly Asia" which was largely successful in bringing in over 11.2 million tourists in 2014.

No. 10 Antalya, Turkey: 11.1 million international visitors
Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Antalyais one of the world's and the Mediterranean's leading tourism destinations, the city being home to an array of famous attractions. It attracts 30% of foreign tourists visiting Turkey.

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