The 50 Most Visited Cities Around the World in 2018


Barcelona is ranked #18 on the list.
Barcelona is ranked #18 on the list.

Here is a list of the most visited cities in the world in 2018, based on the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities statistics, the capital of Thailand, Bangkok (Which contains 168-letters in its original name), has clinched first place.

With its strong cultural and commercial attractions ranging from ancient temples, to lively night bazaars and outrageous nightlife, it is no wonder that tourism is at an all-time high.

It is also widely noted that the standard of living in Thailand is at an affordable rate, with many business owners from around the world starting enterprises and franchises on its soil. This in turn, boosts the economy and has improved the livelihood of Thais living in the city in recent years.

According to past statistics, Bangkok had consistently maintained its position within the Top Ten charts for most visited cities since 2016.

Up next, is the complete list of the 50 cities that have proven to be popular with visitors from around the world. Some of the cities do not come as a surprise but there are some among them that you would have never known.

Take a guess, are you ready?

#1 Bangkok, Thailand – 21.99 million visitors

#2 London, United Kingdom – 20.44 million visitors

#3 Paris, France – 17.99 million visitors

#4 Dubai, UAE – 16.68 million visitors

#5 Singapore – 14.56 million visitors

#6 New York City, USA – 13.67 million visitors

#7 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 13.53 million visitors

#8 Istanbul, Turkey – 12.8 million visitors

#9 Tokyo, Japan – 12.12 million visitors

Tokyo, Japan

#10 Antalya, Turkey – 11.27 million visitors

#11 Seoul, South Korea – 10.13 million visitors

Seoul, South Korea
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#12 Phuket, Thailand – 10.08 million visitors

Phuket, Thailand

#13 Makkah, Saudi Arabia – 9.73 million visitors

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

#14 Pattaya, Thailand – 9.56 million visitors

#15 Palma de Mallorca, Spain – 9.3 million visitors

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

#16 Milan, Italy – 9.19 million visitors

Milan, Italy

#17 Hongkong – 9.11 million visitors

Hong Kong

#18 Barcelona, Spain – 9.06 million visitors

Barcelona, Spain

#19 Osaka, Japan – 8.78 million visitors

Osaka, Japan

#20 Bali, Indonesia – 8.43 million visitors

Bali, Indonesia

#21 Delhi, India – 8. 32 million visitors

Delhi, India

#22 Mumbai, India – 8.11 million visitors

Mumbai, India

#23 Shanghai, China – 8.03 million visitors

Shanghai, China

#24 Las Vegas, USA – 7.92 million visitors

Las Vegas, Nevada

#25 Amsterdam, Netherlands – 7.87 million visitors

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#26 Vienna, Austria – 7.29 million visitors

Vienna, Austria

#27 Los Angeles, USA – 7.23 million visitors

Los Angeles, Calfornia

#28 Cancun, Mexico – 7.01 million visitors

Cancun, Mexico

#29 Osaka, Japan – 6.94 million visitors

Osaka, Japan

#30 Agra, India – 6.92 million visitors

Agra, India
Taj Mahal

#31 Berlin, Germany – 6.56 million visitors

Berlin, Germany

Photo by Carlos Pernalete Tua from Pexels

#32 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 6.46 million visitors

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#33 Johannesburg, South Africa – 6.43 million visitors

Johannesburg, South Africa

#34 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 6.35 million visitors

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#35 Orlando, USA – 6.31 million visitors

Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World

#36 Johor Bahru, Malaysia – 6.26 million visitors

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

#37 Florence, Italy – 6.15 million visitors

Florence, Italy

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#38 Athens, Greece – 6.11 million visitors

Athens, Greece

Photo by jimmy teoh from Pexels

#39 Chennai, India – 6.08 million visitors

Chennai, India

#40 Moscow, Russia – 6.03 million visitors

Moscow, Russia

#41 Jaipur, India – 5.88 million visitors

Jaipur, India

#42 Beijing, China – 5.83 million visitors

Beijing, China

#43 Toronto, Canada – 5.64 million visitors

Toronto, Canada

#44 Hanoi, Vietnam – 5.58 million visitors

Hanoi, Vietnam
Photo by Arnie Chou from Pexels

#45 Sydney, Australia –5.52 million visitors

Sydney, Australia

#46 Budapest, Hungary – 5.48 million visitors

Budapest, Hungary

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#47 San Francisco, USA – 5.43 million visitors

San Francisco, California

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

#48 Ha Long, Vietnam – 5.36 million visitors

Ha Long, Vietnam

#49 Dammam City, Saudi Arabia – 5.31 million visitors

Dammam City, Saudi Arabia

#50 Zhuhai, China – 5.22 million visitors

Zhuhai, China
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The 50 Most Visited Cities Around the World


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