Which cities have attracted the maximum number of international visitors in 2019? Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index for 2019 rates the cities on the basis of visitor volume and spends.
The city of Turkey, known for its beachside hotels and epic Roman ruins, has managed to grab a place in the top 10 list. Antalya has been marked 10th on the list with a visitor count of 12.41 million.
The 2020 Summer Olympics host stands 9th on the list. The city catered to 12.93 million visitors.
Istanbul has managed to move up a spot from the 2018 list. The city has been ranked 8th with 13.40 million visitors and continues to attract them for its historic architecture, boutique and inventive restaurants.
New York has been the only US city which has made it to the top 10 global destinations list. The city has been ranked 7, with a visitor count of 13.6 million.
With a visitor count of 13.79 million, the Malaysian city stands at 6th position on the list.
Singapore stands at the 5th position with a total visitor count of 14.67 million. The city is known for the world's best airport along with amazing street food.
Dubai has been ranked at the top in visitor overnight expenditure list. People paid a whopping amount of $553 per day, on average, with a collective expenditure of $30.82 billion in 2018. On this list, it stands at the 4th spot.
London is the only city that has been seeing a constant decline in its visitor count since past 4 years. The city lost its second place to Paris with a margin of 10,000 visitors.
Paris takes over the second spot from London. With 19.10 million international visitors, the Eiffel Tower city has been charming visitors with its chic hotels and restaurants.
Asia-Pacific has seen the largest increase in the number of international travellers since 2009, growing at 9.4 percent. Mastercard's Global Destination Cities Index crowns Bangkok as the No. 1 city for the fourth consecutive year with 22.78 million international visitors.