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These Are The World’s Most Visited Cities

Bangkok took the top spot for the second year running.

Each yearMasterCard’s Global Destinations Cities Index ranks 132 of the world’s most-visited destinations. Based on visitor volume and spend for the 2016 calendar year, the index provides an in-depth analysis of how people travel and spend around the world.

Bangkok has taken the number one spot for the second year running, with 19.41-million nightly visitors in 2016. Scroll down to see which other destinations made the top 10. 

bangkok
1 / 10

Bangkok, Thailand

2016 international overnight visitors: 19.41 million

Image: Alex Block

london
2 / 10

London, UK

2016 international overnight visitors: 19.06 million visitors

Image: Hugo Sousa

paris
3 / 10

Paris, France

2016 international overnight visitors: 15.45 million visitors

Image: Anthony Delanoix

4 / 10

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2016 international overnight visitors: 14.87 million visitors

Image: RKTKN

singapore
5 / 10

Singapore

2016 international overnight visitors: 13.11 million visitors

Image: Coleen Rivas

new york
6 / 10

New York, USA

2016 international overnight visitors: 12.70 million visitors

Image: Erik Heddema

seoul
7 / 10

Seoul, South Korea

2016 international overnight visitors: 12.39 million visitors

Image: Janis Rozenfelds

Kuala Lumpur
8 / 10

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016 international overnight visitors: 11.28 million visitors

Image: Izuddin Helmi Adnan

tokyo
9 / 10

Tokyo, Japan

2016 international overnight visitors: 11.15 million visitors

Image: Erik Eastman

10 / 10

Istanbul, Turkey

2016 international overnight visitors: 9.16 million visitors

Image: Daniel Burka

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