This is a list of top 100 cities ranked by the number of international visitors, including all international arrivals by land, air, and sea, for tourist or business purposes. The consulting firm Euromonitor and the financial services corporation Mastercard define the concept of the foreign visitor differently thus their respective rankings differ.

Euromonitor counts a visitor as any person visiting a city in another country for at least 24 hours, for a period not exceeding 12 months, and staying in paid or unpaid, collective or private accommodation. Each arrival is counted separately and includes people travelling more than once a year and people visiting several cities during one trip. The growth column compares international arrivals to the previous year.[1] Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index counts a visitor only if a person stayed overnight at least once in the city. The income column shows the amount visitors spent in each city. For cities bordering directly on foreign territory, border crossings from country to country are not counted as international visitors.[2]

Rank
(Euromonitor)
Rank
(Mastercard)
City Country /
territory
Arrivals 2022
(Euromonitor)
Arrivals 2022
(Mastercard)
Growth
in arrivals
(Euromonitor)
Income
(billions $)
(Mastercard)
1 2 Paris  France 29,262,700 8,370,000 5.0% 6.84
2 4 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 19,377,500 19,470,000 7.7% 14.84
3 2 Madrid  Spain 19,233,000 19,880,000 −3.0% 19.76
4 9 Tokyo  Japan 18,931,400 9.2%
5 6 Amsterdam  Netherlands 18,551,200 12,110,000 5.3% 12.54
6 3 Berlin  Germany 17,560,200 18,030,000 10.9% 12.88
7 4 Rome  Italy 15,920,700 15,270,000 0.8% 31.30
8 7 New York City  United States 13,600,000 12,750,000 3.8% 18.52
9 17 Barcelona  Spain 13,434,300 12,020,000 4.6% 11.34
10 3 London  United Kingdom 13,433,000 11,950,000 25.2% 7.54
11 5 Singapore  Singapore 12,645,300 2,580,000 24.5% 1.91
12 Munich  Germany 12,438,800 31.2%
13 16 Milan  Italy 12,202,100 2,120,000 1.1% 0.83
14 11 Seoul  South Korea 10,590,100 4,860,000 17.9% 3.60
15 Dublin  Ireland
16 12 Osaka  Japan 10,550,700 4.4%
17 20 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 10,065,400 7,120,000 5.6% 4.47
18 9 Vienna  Austria 9,985,100 10,700,000 4.6% 13.48
19 Los Angeles  United States 9,606,400 5.1%
20 15 Lisbon  Portugal 9,597,800 7,350,000 3.5% 9.60
21 Prague  Czech Republic 9,565,200 −2.4%
22 36 Sydney  Australia 9,004,800 3,700,000 0.0% 1.66
23 8 Istanbul  Turkey 8,948,600 5,810,000 1.6% 2.70
24 Melbourne  Australia 8,547,200 −2.4%
25 10 Orlando, FL  United States 8,431,400 10,200,000 10.1% 11.30
26 13 Frankfurt am Main  Germany 8,354,200 8,000,000 6.5% 4.20
27 Kyoto  Japan 8,138,200 22.5%
28 24 Taipei  Taiwan 8,121,300 5,240,000 4.1% 8.15
29 17 Florence  Italy 7,861,500 7,020,000 19.0% 3.39
30 Toronto  Canada 6,639,300 4.7%
31 19 Athens  Greece 7,483,500 6,120,000 4.0% 5.00
32 42 Zurich   Switzerland 7,200,000 3,050,000 15.4% 3.12
33 1 Bangkok  Thailand 7,185,600 15.2%
34 12 Las Vegas  United States 6,714,500 8,200,000 6.8% 9.28
35 21 Miami  United States 6,591,300 5,600,000 −1.4% 8.10
36 6 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 6,481,300 7,650,000 2.1% 4.56
37 30 Venice  Italy 6,422,800 4,370,000 26.3% 3.24
38 18 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 6,410,300 6,690,000 3.6% 4.54
39 Stockholm  Sweden 6,396,000 14.8%
40 Brussels  Belgium 6,383,400 20.7%
41 Tel Aviv  Israel 6,041,000 0.0%
42 26 San Francisco  United States 5,959,400 4,940,000 5.9% 5.00
43 66 Shanghai  China 5,754,500 1,550,000 31.1% 1.08
44 Warsaw  Poland 5,553,600 5.4%
45 59 Guangzhou  China 5,510,000 1,830,000 14.8% 0.94
46 Copenhagen  Denmark 5,502,500 3.5%
47 22 Nice  France 5,440,100 5,260,000 3.2% 8.02
48 Washington DC  United States 5,294,800 22.0%
49 28 Budapest  Hungary 5,267,500 4,590,000 −2.4% 1.69
50 25 Shenzhen  China 5,213,400 4,970,000 4.6% 1.87
51 Vancouver  Canada 5,059,900 2.4%
52 18 Palma de Mallorca  Spain 4,800,000 38%
53 52 Seville  Spain 4,687,000 2,200,000 9.0% 1.28
54 29 São Paulo  Brazil 4,510,300 4,520,000 5.2% 2.16
55 39 Valencia  Spain 4,120,800 3,600,000 1.3% 1.73
56 35 Mexico City  Mexico 4,090,600 3,750,000 3.2% 6.40
57 10 Antalya  Turkey 4,066,600 5,250,000 6.2% 5.32
58 65 Sapporo  Japan 4,033,000 1,550,000 12.4% 1.19
59 31 Beijing  China 4,002,400 4,050,000 2.0% 4.08
60 85 Busan  South Korea 3,996,000 990,000 11.0% 0.51
61 45 Fukuoka  Japan 3,942,000 2,710,000 14.9% 1.92
62 40 Edinburgh  United Kingdom 3,822,800 3,360,000 4.6% 0.95
63 40 Porto  Portugal 3,765,000
64 37 Jerusalem  Israel 3,539,400 3,630,000 0.5% 1.43
65 Kraków  Poland 3,498,900 −2.4%
66 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 3,437,100 7.6%
67 Honolulu, HI  United States 3,371,800 7.1%
68 Montreal  Canada 3,294,200 3.0%
69 Macau  Macau 3,259,700 2.4%
70 34 Cancún  Mexico 3,212,100 3,900,000 7.1% 2.12
71 Marne-la-Vallée  France 3,196,000 2.1%
72 64 Doha  Qatar 3,069,700 1,630,000 3.6% 0.91
73 33 Sharjah  United Arab Emirates 2,901,000 3,930,000 0.0% 5.93
74 47 Rhodes  Greece 2,889,000 2,650,000 5.8% 4.94
75 70 Verona  Italy 2,850,000 1,370,000 1.8% 0.51
76 Bologna  Italy 2,838,100 6.3%
77 62 Thessaloniki  Greece 2,826,500 1,720,000 10.4% 1.27
78 Buenos Aires  Argentina 2,805,100 24.9%
79 Lima  Peru 2,798,900 5.0%
80 14 Phuket  Thailand 2,777,000 990,000 7.9% 1.31
81 Delhi  India 2,747,000 10.4%
82 Heraklion  Greece 2,737,300 1.9%
83 Tallinn  Estonia 2,735,700 46.8%
84 15 Pattaya  Thailand 2,732,000 3.9%
85 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 2,723,800 37.4%
86 57 Playa del Carmen  Mexico 2,685,700 2,020,000 5.2% 1.69
87 Johor Bahru  Malaysia 2,683,900 10.4%
88 38 Santiago  Chile 2,636,000 3,620,000 5.6% 3.67
89 55 Tbilisi  Georgia 2,604,600 2,080,000 5.3% 1.68
90 32 Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 2,535,400 4,030,000 8.0% 1.44
91 Marrakech  Morocco 2,505,000 25.0%
92 Vilnius  Lithuania 2,492,600 11.9%
93 Mugla  Turkey 2,466,800 6.0%
94 Zhuhai  China 2,436,900 20.3%
95 13 Mecca  Saudi Arabia 2,402,800 3,140,000 7.1% 2.65
96 Punta Cana  Dominican Republic 2,349,200 −3.3%
97 Guilin  China 2,341,300 4.9%
98 Hanoi  Vietnam 2,337,700 7.3%
99 71 Cairo  Egypt 2,278,300 1,370,000 1.2% 0.97
100 Muscat  Oman 2,255,300 6.5%

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ranked: The 100 Best Cities In The World To Visit, According To A New Report". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-01-26.
  2. ^ Joyia, Ashi (2023-10-29). "According to the Global Destinations Cities Index by Mastercard, the following are the top 20 most…". Medium. Retrieved 2024-01-26.