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The world’s most visited cities in 2018

Ranking the world’s top destinations for international arrivals in each region.

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International arrivals by origin region. See the image description link below for more details.

Europe

  1. Paris is the top destination in Europe, with international arrivals ranging 0-25 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-5.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-7.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-2.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-3 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  2. London is the second-ranked destination in Europe, with international arrivals ranging 0-13 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-3 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-3.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-1.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  3. Barcelona is the third-ranked destination in Europe, with international arrivals ranging 0-15 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-1.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-1 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  4. Istanbul is the third-ranked destination in Europe, with international arrivals ranging 0-14 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-1.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-2.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  5. Amsterdam is the fifth-ranked destination in Europe, with international arrivals ranging 0-11 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-2.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-1 million from Middle East and African origin markets.

Asia Pacific

  1. Tokyo is the top destination in Asia, with international arrivals ranging 0-2 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-22 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  2. Bangkok is the second-ranked destination in Asia, with international arrivals ranging 0-3.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-18.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  3. Singapore is the third-ranked destination in Asia, with international arrivals ranging 0-2 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-15 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  4. Hong Kong is the fourth-ranked destination in Asia, with international arrivals ranging 0-2 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-9 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  5. Shanghai is the fifth-ranked destination in Asia, with international arrivals ranging 0-3 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-8 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
A table ranking top cities for Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America arrivals. See the image description link below for more details.

Middle East and Africa

  1. Dubai is the top destination in Middle East and Africa, with international arrivals ranging 0-6 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-7 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  2. Marrakech is the second-ranked destination in Middle East and Africa, with international arrivals ranging 0-6.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  3. Mecca is the third-ranked destination in Middle East and Africa, with international arrivals ranging 0-0.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-3 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, and 0-3 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  4. Riyadh is the fourth-ranked destination in Middle East and Africa, with international arrivals ranging 0-1 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-1.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, and 0-2.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  5. Abu Dhabi is the fifth-ranked destination in Middle East and Africa, with international arrivals ranging 0-2 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-1.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-1 million from Middle East and African origin markets.

North America

  1. New York is the top destination in North America, with international arrivals ranging 0-4 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-2.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  2. Las Vegas is the second-ranked destination in North America, with international arrivals ranging 0-2.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-2.0 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1.0 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  3. Orlando is the third-ranked destination in North America, with international arrivals ranging 0-1.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-1.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.0 million from North American origin markets, 0-025 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  4. Los Angeles is the fourth-ranked destination in North America, with international arrivals ranging 0-2.0 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-2.0 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1.0 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  5. Miami is the fifth-ranked destination in North America, with international arrivals ranging 0-2.0 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-2.0 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1.0 million from North American origin markets, 0-0.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.

Latin America

  1. Buenos Aires is the top destination in Latin America, with international arrivals ranging 0-1 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-1 million from North American origin markets, 0-3.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  2. Cancun is the second-ranked destination in Latin America, with international arrivals ranging 0-0.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-3.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  3. Punta Cana is the third-ranked destination in Latin America, with international arrivals ranging 0-1 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.5 million from North American origin markets, and 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets.
  4. Playa del Carmen is the fourth-ranked destination in Latin America, with international arrivals ranging 0-1 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-2.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-1 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.
  5. Santiago is the fifth-ranked destination in Latin America, with international arrivals ranging 0-0.5 million from European origin markets in 2018, 0-0.5 million from Asia Pacific origin markets, 0-0.5 million from North American origin markets, 0-2.5 million from Latin American origin markets, and 0-0.5 million from Middle East and African origin markets.