London is followed in the top 10 of Bangkok, with 18.24 million visitors, Paris – 16,060,000 visitors, Dubai – 14.26 million visitors, Istanbul – 12.56 million visitors, New York – 12 27 million visitors, Singapore – 11.88 million visitors, Kuala Lumpur – 11.12 million visitors, Seoul – 10.35 million visitors and Hong Kong – 8.66 million visitors.
According to MasterCard, in 2015, it is estimated that around 383 million trips with overnight stay will be made by international visitors in the 132 cities analyzed by the Index, which is a massive demand for goods, services and experiences, as they will spend a total of 360 billion dollars during visits.
According to the United Nations on World Urbanization Prospects, two-thirds of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. The number of international visitors forecasting, Global Destination Cities Index reveals the necessary infrastructure to meet the expectations of both locals and visitors.
Companies and governments can use the study findings to identify those areas – from transit, cultural experiences, infrastructure – are necessary investments for steady growth, innovation and sustainability, the study explains filmmakers.
Globally, some trends stand out: the Asia / Pacific hosts three of the four cities with the fastest growth between 2009 and 2015 (Colombo, Chengdu and Osaka); Europe – Istanbul is the most diverse destination, with 50% of visitors coming from 33 different cities; Latin America – Lima is so top destination and the fastest growing city in the region, accounting for nearly 50% more international visitors than the next occupant of the place, Mexico City; Middle East and Africa – Dubai continues to be one of the cities with the fastest growth rate in the top ten, while Abu Dhabi has the third fastest growing city as a destination, overall, between 2009 and 2015; and North America – Houston has the fastest growing region in 2009 and is the only destination in North America with a double digit growth.
MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index ranks cities based on the total number of international tourist arrivals and expenditures of these visitors cross destination cities, providing growth prospects on the number of visitors and passengers for 2015. Public data are used to determine the number of international visitors and spending border in each of the 132 destination cities using specially designed algorithms in this regard; Increased attention is given to remove the effects of hub for destinations such as Singapore, Dubai, Amsterdam or Frankfurt, write Agerpres .