Travel Statistics World's most visited cities, Lagos is not part of them

Asian cities dominate the list and are expected to expect more tourists by 2025.

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World's most visited cities, Lagos is not part of them

(Michael Virardi)
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Knowing the world's most visited cities would help you plan well for your vacations.

As you get an idea of where tourists would be thronging to and if you want to get on the movement.

Every year, Euromonitor releases its Top City Destinations Ranking, a report that ranks 100 of the world's leading cities in terms of tourist arrivals.

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Their ranking is based on tourist arrivals that stay in the country for at least 24 hours and for purposes including leisure and business. Domestic tourists, same-day visitors, and people in transit are excluded from the ranking.

Hong Kong pulled in an impressive 26.6 million visitors last year, thanks to arrivals from China. In second place, with 21.2 million visitors in 2016, is Bangkok, which overtook London in 2015.

Singapore is also set to outpace London and become the third most-visited city by 2025.

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Below are cities most popular among tourists this year.

1. Hong Kong 26.6

2. Bangkok 21.2

3. London 19.2

4. Singapore 16.6

5. Macau 15.4

6. Dubai 14.9

7. Paris 14.4

8. Newyork 12.7

9. Shenzen 12.6

10. Kuala Lumpur 12.3

Why cities in Asia tops the list

Asian cities dominate the list and are expected to expect more tourists by 2025.

A major factor behind the growth of international visitors to Asian cities is the rise of China’s outbound tourism market, which is the largest in the world, the report says.

It predicts that Hong Kong’s international visitor numbers will fall to 25.7 million during 2017, because of increased tensions with mainland China. But it expects the city to bounce back, with arrivals set to hit 45 million by 2025.

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