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Despite Unrest, Hong Kong Tops List of Most Visited City

Posted On: Dec 3, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

When it comes to global tourism, major cities are outpacing other destinations in terms of the actual number of international arrivals. And where are they headed? According to the “Top 100 City Destinations” report from Euromonitor International, Asia takes the lion's share of most visited cities.
Topping the global list was Hong Kong, Bangkok and London.
The report revealed that within the top 100 cites listed, 43 were located in Asia, which compares with 32 in Europe. And despite geopolitical challenges across the globe, tourists are not pulling back on their visits.
Rabia Yasmeen, senior analyst and project lead for travel at Euromonitor International, said in the report that global inbound arrivals “are expected to grow by 4.2 percent to 1.5 billion trips in 2019, with the top 100 cities comprising nearly 47 percent of global arrivals and growing by 6.2 percent in 2019.”
Yasmeen said the world's top cities “continuously outperform the growth in world arrivals as tourism becomes a catalyst for innovation...

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