World Bulletin / News Desk
In a list released on Tuesday by tourism market researcher Euromonitor International in London, these cities are among the top destinations for tourists in the world.
According to the list, Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world with over 26.5 million visitors. Bangkok came second with over 21.2 million visitors, followed by London with over 19.2 million.
Istanbul came 15th with over 9.2 million visitors, Antalya 29th with over 6.1 million, Edirne 68th with almost 2.8 million and Artvin ranked 85th with almost 2.4 million.
Top 20 cities for international tourists:
1. Hong Kong: 26.5 million
2. Bangkok: 21.2 million
3. London: 19.2 million
4. Singapore: 16.6 million
5. Macau: 15.4 million
6. Dubai: 14.9 million
7. Paris: 14.4 million
8. New York City: 12.6 million
9. Shenzhen, China: 12.5 million
10. Kuala Lumpur: 12.3 million
11. Phuket, Thailand: 10.6 million
12. Rome: 9.4 million
13. Tokyo: 9.2 million
14. Taipei: 9.2 million
15. Istanbul: 9.2 million
16. Seoul: 9 million
17. Guangzhou, China: 8.6 million
18. Prague: 8.1 million
19. Mecca, Saudi Arabia: 7.9 million
20. Miami, Florida: 7.8 million
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