Downtown Seoul illuminated
Downtown Seoul illuminated

The 10 most visited cities around the world in 2016

Alison Millington
Tuesday 20 December 2016 20:56
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In September Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world.

The study, now in its seventh year measured the number of international overnight visitors to assess which cities were the most popular.

From the AsiaPacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 10 cities set to see the most visitors this year:

10) Seoul, South Korea - 10.20 million international visitors

Downtown Seoul illuminated

9) Tokyo, Japan - 11.70 million international visitors

8) Istanbul, Turkey - 11.95 million international visitors

Istanbul will settle for an uninspiring 12C tomorrow

7) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 12.02 million international visitors

(Reuters

6) Singapore - 12.11 million international visitors

5) New York City, USA - 12.75 million international visitors

Downtown Manhattan and the One World Trade building are seen from the observation level of the Empire State Building in the Manhattan borough of New York

4) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15.27 million international visitors

Dubai's interpretation of sharia law means it is almost impossible for women to prove rape allegations

3) Paris, France - 18.03 million international visitors

High-net-worth individuals are ditching Paris in fear of terror attacks and robberies

2) London, England - 19.88 million international visitors

(Getty

1) Bangkok, Thailand - 21.47 million international visitors

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