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In Photos: The Top 10 Most Visited Cities by International Travellers

Filed under: METROMARKS, LONDON, PARIS, MADRID, HONG KONG, BANGKOK, SINGAPORE, ISTANBUL, DUBAI, KUALA LUMPUR, FRANKFURT

Friday, November 30, 2012 | 10:35 AM

 

 

 

 

Compiled by Adam Zettler for MetroMarks.com

 

Millions of international travelers visit cities around the world each year. So which cities are the top 10? There are a few obvious ones like Paris, but there are also some surprises. There are also some cities that you will be probably be shocked to learn are NOT in the Top 10. We present photos of the world's most popular city travel destinations in 2012 for international travelers.

Source: Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index(PDF File)

 

 

#10 Kuala Lumpur

8 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

 

 

 

#9 Frankfurt

8.1 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of jetsetz.com)

 

 

 

#8 Dubai

8.8 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of fassinoimmobiliare.com)

 

 

#7 Madrid

9.7 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of vincentvanderveken.com)

 

 

#6 Hong Kong

11.1 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of afphongkong.afpnet.org)

 

 

#5 Istanbul

11.6 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of fong-kitchen-journal.blogspot.com)

 

 

#4 Singapore

11.8 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of angieisagirl.wordpress.com)

 

 

 

#3 Bangkok

12.2 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of bangkokbeyond.com)

 

 

#2 Paris

16 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of livincool.com)

 

 

#1 London, UK

16.9 Million Visitors

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(image courtesy of coldvalentine.blogspot.com)

 

 

 


 

 

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urban, cities, visitors, vacations, tourism, travel, international, London, Paris, Bangkok, Singapore, Istanbul, hong kong, madrid, Dubai, Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, In Photos, photography

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Julie Johnstone wrote: 1:10pm November 30, 2012

Beautiful pics!!

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Adam Zettler wrote: 1:13pm November 30, 2012

Thanks Julie. We're you as surprised as I was NOT to see NYC and Rome on this list?

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J.R. Wirshing wrote: 1:36pm November 30, 2012

I'm stunned that New York, Las Vegas, and Orlando aren't on here. Not surprised that London scored well - especially with the 2012 Olympics.

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Ayden wrote: 3:11pm November 30, 2012

Yes i agree - i was kind of surprised New York, LA, Orlando, and Rome even for that matter was not on the top 10 list ?! But it's possibly due to the study being done through MasterCard and it's stats only for Overseas travelers not including domestic travel - which possibly bumped down LA, Orlando and New York...

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Adam Zettler wrote: 3:13pm November 30, 2012

Yes, keep in mind that this is for INTERNATIONAL travellers, so it doesn't include domestic travel.

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