THE MOST VISITED CITIES IN THE WORLD

International travel agencies, research centers and independent companies regularly monitor the attendance of states and major cities on different continents. And while the European region dominates the list of countries in the top ten, among the most visited settlements are representatives of Asia. Based on analytical studies and the latest reports of the world-renowned companies, including Mastercard and Euromonitor International, let's select the top 10 most visited cities in the world in 2021.

LIST OF THE MOST VISITED CITIES IN THE WORLD

CITIES MLN. PEOPLE
1. Hong Kong (China) 26.6
2. Bangkok (Thailand) 21.2
3. London (UK) 19.2
4. Singapore 16.6
5. Macau (China) 15.4
6. Dubai (UAE) 14.9
7. Paris (France) 14.4
8. New York (USA) 12.7
9. Shenzhen (China) 12.6
10. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 12.3

TOP 10 MOST VISITED CITIES IN THE WORLD

1.Hong Kong, China (26.6 million)

HongKong

The most visited city in the world in 2021 is Hong Kong. The gleaming metropolis in southeastern China is more than 5 million visitors a year ahead of its closest pursuer, Bangkok, which just recently held firmly to the top spot. Experts predict that one of the world's largest financial centers will be visited by at least 31 million people in a few years, and by 2025 the number will be close to 44 million.

2.Bangkok, Thailand (21.2 million)

Bangkok

The capital of Thailand is one of only two cities in the world with over 20 million visitors per year. Bangkok attracts millions of tourists from all over the world because of its vibrant nightlife, delicious cuisine and affordable prices. The city has many historical sites, including the famous Buddhist temples, modern shopping centers and places for comfortable rest. By the way, unlike Hong Kong, where Chinese citizens form the lion's share of visitors, mainly foreigners head to Bangkok.

3. London, United Kingdom (19.2 million)

London

London is the most visited city in the world among European nations. In the near future the British capital expects over 20 million visitors, and by 2025 the number of visitors should exceed 25 million. Despite its exit from the European Union, London remains one of the most important business centers on the planet. That is why the city is visited not only by many tourists, but also by a large number of entrepreneurs and skilled professionals from abroad.

4. Singapore (16.6 million)

Singapore

Singapore is a city-state in southeast Asia and one of the four "Asian Tigers. With a population of just under 5.9 million people the number of visitors exceeds 16 million a year, which is three times the number of locals. By the end of the decade, the flow could reach 20 million. The most frequent travelers to Singapore are Chinese, Indonesians and Australians. In addition to tourism and business, foreigners are attracted by the fact that Singapore has one of the best medical systems in the world.

5. Macau, China (15.4 million)

Macau

The five most visited cities in the world is another representative of China and Asia - Macau. According to analysts, in ten years, this city will receive at least 25 million people a year. That is, the number of visits will increase by 10 million. The bulk of tourists come to Macau because of the entertainment industry, particularly gambling. Thanks to modern casinos, this megalopolis is called Monte Carlo in Asia or Las Vegas in the East.

6.Dubai, United Arab Emirates (14.9 million)

Dubai

A good PR campaign on a global scale has helped to attract millions of tourists and businessmen to Dubai. It is the most visited city in the Middle East. In general, the United Arab Emirates has a very effective policy to attract foreign investment, develop the financial and tourism sectors, which together with the huge oil reserves allows the state to be in the top ten richest countries in the world.

7. Paris, France (14.4 million)

Paris

Of course, the rating of the most visited cities in the world cannot do without the French capital. Despite the tragic events associated with terrorist attacks a few years ago, Paris remains one of the most attractive cities for tourists in Europe. No other landmark annually receives as many visitors as the Eiffel Tower. France as a whole is visited by about 90 million people a year. This is the highest figure in the world.

8. New York, USA (12.7 million)

New York

Despite the decline in recent years, New York is still among the ten most visited cities in the world. It is the largest American metropolis and the center of international trade. The headquarters of leading international organizations and companies are located here - from the UN to Calvin Klein Inc. Not only US citizens, but also tens of thousands of migrants from different countries dream of finding a job in New York. Life in the Big Apple never stops.

9.Shenzhen, China (12.6 million)

Shenzhen

In the list of the most visited cities in the world in 2021 is the third representative of China - Shenzhen. Shenzhen is located in the southern part of the country and acts as a kind of bridge between mainland China and Hong Kong. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, both in terms of population and level of technological development. It is the most important trade, transport and financial center of the country.

10.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (12.3 million)

Kuala Lumpur

Another Asian metropolis, Kuala Lumpur, rounds out the top 10 most visited cities in the world. According to various estimates, by 2025 the capital of Malaysia will host at least 20 million people a year. Already today, the city is ahead of such large and popular global population centers as Rome, Tokyo, Istanbul, Seoul and Shanghai. Kuala Lumpur offers tourists a variety of interesting attractions and entertainment programs.

In conclusion, we note that according to official data of the UN World Tourism Organization, the most visited countries in the world are France, Spain and the United States. Each year, more than 240 million people come to these three countries.

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