The Most Popular Cities with Travelers

Tourism is big business, in fact it’s one of the largest in the world. It also impacts different cities in different ways. Some places attract a lot of business and leisure travellers, while others have far less traffic. The most interesting way to understand how significant the impact of tourism is on a city is to look at the arrival numbers as a percentage of the city’s population. The most popular cities with travelers are some of the globe’s most sought after destinations.

The World Cities Culture Forum compiles this kind of data to help their member cities evaluate the value tourism. Understanding the number of international arrivals is important as it shows how popular a city is with global travelers and also how important tourism is to its local economy.

The World Cities Culture Forum provides a way for policy makers in 38 key cities to share research and intelligence, and explore the vital role of culture in their future prosperity. it’s goal is to help civic leaders better deal with the great policy issues of our age, from tackling climate change to promoting social equality.

Number of International Tourists per Year as % of City Population

City Per capita Date
Hong Kong 789.10% 2017
Lisbon 616.00% 2015
Dublin 465.20% 2017
Edinburgh 392.70% 2017
Amsterdam 373.00% 2017
Taipei 362.10% 2016
Rome 305.00% 2017
Milan 292.00% 2017
Vienna 258.30% 2014
London 220.20% 2017
Stockholm 205.00% 2016
Helsinki 183.60% 2017
Montréal 160.00% 2017
San Francisco 159.50% 2016
Warsaw 153.00% 2014
New York 147.30% 2016
Seoul 135.90% 2017
Paris 132.30% 2017
Madrid 116.00% 2013
Tokyo 88.00% 2015
Istanbul 82.00% 2014
Sydney 78.80% 2016
Buenos Aires 77.20% 2014
Los Angeles 69.90% 2017
Austin 65.00% 2017
Melbourne 55.70% 2017
Moscow 38.40% 2018
Cape Town 37.50% 2017
Shanghai 35.30% 2016
Johannesburg 35.20% 2010
Toronto 33.10% 2017
Singapore 27.80% 2017
Brussels 22.40% 2013
Bogotá 21.90% 2017
Chengdu 18.80% 2016
Shenzhen 14.10% 2016
Lagos 6.60% 2017

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