Top 100 City Destinations Ranking Revealed by Euromonitor International

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Euromonitor International releases today the Top
100 City Destination Ranking for 2014 international arrivals.

For the sixth consecutive year, Hong Kong is the top city destination in
the world, with 27.8 million international visitors in 2014, followed by
London, which moves up to the second position, overtaking Bangkok and

The new ranking shows:

  • Rio de Janeiro registers the strongest increase in international
    arrivals at 46.6% in 2014, thanks to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil,
    while the Olympic Games 2016 are expected to drive further growth
  • Due to geopolitical tensions, Kiev exits the ranking for the first
    time, while Saint Petersburg and Moscow record double digit decline
  • 2014 represents a record year for tourism in Greece, with an all-time
    high in international arrivals. Three Greek cities enter the ranking,
    including Athens with double digit growth
  • London remains the top European city destination, followed by Paris
    with 2% fall between 2013 and 2014
  • With seven cities each, China and the US dominate the ranking. While
    American cities, with the exception of Miami, show little dynamism,
    both arrivals and departures from Chinese cities keep growing

Euromonitor International’s Travel Analyst, Wouter Geerts comments, “The
rising number of outbound Chinese travellers has a strong influence on
the city ranking. Thanks to the geographical vicinity to China, Asia
remains the dominant region for city travel, compromising over one third
of the top 100. European cities also benefit from this trend, but are
nowhere near the increases seen by Asian destinations, and less than a
third of the top 100 cities are now in Europe.”

The top 3 city destinations are:

1- Hong Kong – 28.8 million arrivals in 2014, 8% growth

2- London – 17.4 million arrivals in 2014, 4% growth

3- Singapore – 17 million arrivals in 2014, no change

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