The 20 most visited cities around the world

Alison Millington
Thursday 22 September 2016 16:53 BST
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This week Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index, which provides a ranking of the 132 most visited cities around the world.

Measured by the number of international overnight visitors, the study, now in its seventh year, predicts which countries will be the most visited in 2016.

From the AsiaPacific region to Europe to the Middle East and Africa, here are the 20 cities set to see the most visitors this year:



20) Prague, Czech Republic - 5.81 million international visitors


Prague 

 Prague 
 (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

19) Shanghai, China - 6.12 million international visitors


18) Vienna, Austria - 6.69 million international visitors


17) Osaka, Japan - 7.02 million international visitors


Osaka 

 Osaka 
 (Getty)

16) Rome, Italy - 7.12 million international visitors


15) Taipei, Taiwan - 7.5 million international visitors


14) Milan, Italy - 7.65 million international visitors

Terrace suites at the Mandarin Oriental
Terrace suites at the Mandarin Oriental

13) Amsterdam, Netherlands - 8 million international visitors


12) Barcelona, Spain - 8.20 million international visitors

The University of Barcelona, which welcomes a large number of Erasmus students every year
The University of Barcelona, which welcomes a large number of Erasmus students every year (Getty iStock)


11) Hong Kong, China - 8.37 million international visitors


10) Seoul, South Korea - 10.20 million international visitors


9) Tokyo, Japan - 11.70 million international visitors

Tokyo's Shinjuku district
Tokyo's Shinjuku district

8) Istanbul, Turkey - 11.95 million international visitors


7) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 12.02 million international visitors


6) Singapore - 12.11 million international visitors


Singapore 

 Singapore 
 (Alamy Stock Photo)


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


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

(Design by ZAS Architects / Image by Plompmozes
(Design by ZAS Architects / Image by Plompmozes (Design by ZAS Architects / Image by Plompmozes)

3) Paris, France - 18.03 million international visitors


2) London, England - 19.88 million international visitors


1) Bangkok, Thailand - 21.47 million international visitors


Bangkok

 Bangkok

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