The City with the Most International Visitors for 2018
For the third year in a row Bangkok, Thailand is the most visited city of 2018 with an expected 22 million international tourists. After taking the crown from London in 2016, Bangkok continues to see growth in their number of international arrivals. According to Mastercard's 2018 Global Destination Index, the number of arrivals was expected to grow by 9.6% for the year once again putting Bangkok at the top. International visitors stay on average from 4-5 days and spend $187 per day. Bringing in a staggering 16.4 billion dollars for 2018, it's a key economic driver for the city.
The cities with the most International Arrivals for 2018:
1. Bangkok, Thailand – 22.0 million international visitors
2. London, UK – 20.4 million international visitors
3. Paris, France – 17.9 million international visitors
4. Dubai, UAE – 16.7 million international visitors
5. Singapore – 14.5 million international visitors
6. New York, USA – 13.7 million international visitors
7. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 13.5 million international visitors
8. Istanbul, Turkey – 12.9 million international visitors
9. Tokyo, Japan – 12.1 million international visitors
10. Antalya, Turkey – 11.3 million international visitors
The City That Earns The Most from Tourists 2018
Not all cities are created equal in terms of amount of money spent per visitor. Dubai earns the most from tourism than any other city estimated at 20 billion dollars for 2018. On average international visitors to the city spend $537 per day. Dubai has definitely become a playground for the rich with its lavish hotels and expensive dining.
The City With The Highest International Tourism Growth for 2018
Istanbul, Turkey is the fastest growing city in terms of international visitor arrivals for 2018. The number of international arrivals is expected to spike by over 19.7% for 2018.