Thursday, January 19, 2012

Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations Ranking

(released: Jan 11, 2012)

Euromonitor International is pleased to release its latest Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world's leading and most dynamic cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. After recording a decline in 2009, international arrivals to countries regained growth in 2010, positively impacting results for the top 100 cities, which saw arrivals increase by 7%. Star performers in 2010 were emerging city destinations located in Asia Pacific, thanks to a strong economic environment and growing travel and tourism dynamism. Most European cities lagged behind as a result of the weak economic prospects in the Eurozone, which impacted intra-regional travel.

Happy to share that I've been to 13 out of 100 cities posted on their site. 
City
Ranking     
Arrivals
       '000 2010         
      % volume growth
      2009/2010
Hong Kong  
1
19,973
18.0
Singapore  
2
18,297
16.0
Macau  
4
13,098
25.9
Bangkok  
5
10,984
10.0
Kuala Lumpur  
7
10,351
10.0
Shanghai 
15
5,397
22.9
Pattaya 
21
4,430
4.0
Taipei  
33
3,224
11.4
Seoul  
39
2,809
14.2
Ho Chi Minh  
50
2,435
28.4
Hangzhou  
76
1,744
10.9
Halong  
82
1,581
28.0
Manila 
100
1,250
25.6

For the complete list, please visit: http://blog.euromonitor.com/2012/01/euromonitor-internationals-top-city-destinations-ranking1-.html