Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

The 50 Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

Did you know that 55% of the world’s population lives in cities today? There are 33 megacities—cities with more than 10 million people living in them. Not only that, by 2030 there will be six more. As for the 50 most visited cities in the world in 2019? We’ve got the up-to-date stats.

Asia has 43 out of the top 100 visited cities in 2019, making it a huge player in global tourism

Euromonitor International’s annual city arrivals report highlights the top 100 cities based on 2018 international arrivals. Compared to last year’s list, there’s a few key movers and shakers, mainly in the Middle East and Asia.

In the Top 10, we see European cities of Paris and London alongside a mainly Asian list, as well as New York. Europe is the second fastest growing regional destination after Asia. With Brexit looming, it’s expected that London will lost on its top three position in the next year…

Whether you’re planning a vacation or live in any of these cities, it’s always interesting to see where people are flocking to visit.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

50. Dublin – Ireland (5.213 million)

Dublin may be small, but it’s also mighty. The Irish capitol packs a lot into its city and is a great place to spend a weekend.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

49. Riyadh – Saudi Arabia (5.267 million)

Saudi Arabia’s capital and main financial hub has distinct landmarks and is becoming an exciting city.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

47. Ha Long – Vietnam (5.294 million)

As a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, it is best known for its 1000s of sharp peaked islands, which are covered in lush rainforest. Halong Bay is easily one of the most recognisable and beautiful parts of the world.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

46. Venice – Italy (5.502 million)

Venice is a stunning city of shaded Piazzas, romantic boat trips through the canals and luxurious hotels.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

45. Moscow – Russia (5.510 million)

Moscow is becoming a popular city to visit, with tourists flocking over for the beautiful squares and churches.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

44. Orlando – USA (5.553 million)

Home to Disney World and plenty of sunshine, Orlando is a winner with families and couples alike.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

43. Athens – Greece (5.728 million)

Athens is an ideal base from which to explore the Greek islands and ancient architecture of Europe.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

42. Cairo – Egypt (5.754 million)

Cairo is growing fast in popularity, rising up the list in the past year. Thanks to those famous pyramids of course.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

41. Berlin – Germany (5.959 million)

Germany’s coolest city, Berlin enjoys steady levels of tourism from visitors across the world who want to experience its unique vibes.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

40. Cancún – Mexico (6.041 million)

Popular for Spring Break for US students, Cancun is also an ideal honeymoon destination.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

39. Jaipur – India (6.383 million)

Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’. It’s an exciting mix of classic architecture, bustling street markets and a 16th-century Royal Palace.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

38. Johor Bahru – Malaysia (6.396 million)

With a bridge from the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, this city is a great place to explore Asia from.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

37. Vienna – Austria (6.410 million)

Vienna is a charming city, where legendary figures such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud all called home.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

36. Chennai – India (6.422 million)

Chennai on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is a hugely busy IT and tech hub and will continue to rise.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

35. Milan – Italy (6.481 million)

The stylish fashion capital has incredible cathedrals, green city parks and a thriving food and drink scene.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

34. Las Vegas – USA (6.591 million)

The party city shows no sign of slowing down, with casinos, upscale boutiques and luxury hotels all part of its pull. The city that never sleeps is still a must-visit.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

33. Barcelona – Spain (6.714 million)

Home to Gaudi’s iconic works of art, a scenic beachfront and cosy tapas bars, it’s no wonder Barcelona appeals to so many.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

32. Denpasar – Indonesia (7.185 million)

This is the capital city of Bali. It’s hugely popular of late, for everyone from surfers and backpackers to luxury travellers.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

31. Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam (7.200 million)

Formerly Saigon, this southern Vietnamese city is a metropolis of history and culture.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

30. Shanghai – China (7.483 million)

Shanghai, on China’s central coast, is the country’s biggest city and a global financial hub.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

29. Los Angeles – USA (7.500 million)

LA is a city for fitness fans,  as well as celebrity hunters – or celeb wannabes – who hope to catch sight of a star.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

28. Osaka – Japan (7.861 million)

Come to Osaka for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food.

Most Visited Cities In The World In 2019

27. Miami – USA (8.121 million)

Miami offers something for everyone: trendy nightlife, beaches, art galleries and world class food.

26. Agra – India (8.138 million)

The closest city to the Taj Mahal, millions of people make the trip to see this majestic wonder every year.

Most visited City Agra

25. Amsterdam – Netherlands (8.354 million)

A wonderful city to explore – by bike, tram or foot. It’s no wonder that Amsterdam is a consistently popular choice.

Amsterdam City

24. Seoul – South Korea (8.431 million)

Seoul is a fun city where you can experience K-Pop, modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture. A magic place and one of the most visited cities in the world.


23. Medina – Saudi Arabia – (8.547 million)

The sprawling city of Medina is also known as the ‘city of the Prophet’.  Keep in mind that the centre of the city is off-limits to non-muslims.

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22. Prague – Czech Republic (8.948 million)

Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is an affordable option for many young travellers.

Prague City

21. Guangzhou – China (9.004 million)

China’s third biggest city has internationally famous restaurants, striking buildings and mountain views.

Guangzhou City

20. Mecca – Saudi Arabia (9.565 million)

Islam’s holiest city, (it’s the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself), only Muslims are allowed to visit, and millions make an annual pilgrimage.

Mecca City

19. Taipei – Taiwan (9.597 million)

Come to Taipei for its busy shopping streets and lively street-food scene.

Taipei City

18. Pattaya – Thailand (9.606 million)

Once a quiet fishing village, Pattaya is now popular for its beaches, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs.

Pattaya City

17. Tokyo – Japan (9.985 million)

Super busy but super exciting, Tokyo offers a look into the future of what every city could be like.

Tokyo City

16. Rome – Italy (10.065 million)

Drink incredible wine, see the Vatican and the Colosseum in Italy’s must-visit city.

Rome City

15. Phuket – Thailand (10.550 million)

The island of Phuket has beautiful beaches, a pretty Old Town and five-star resorts, so it’s easy to see why so many people want to visit.

Phuket City

14. Mumbai – India (10.590 million)

Mumbai is an exciting, busy city with a vibrant nightlife scene and colonial buildings.

Mumbai City

13. Shenzhen – China (12.202 million)

Shenzhen links Hong Kong to China’s mainland and is a fantastic place to come to for designer shopping.

Shenzhen City

12. Antalya – Turkey (12.438 million)

A popular Turkish resort city, Antalya continues to be a popular pick for holidaymakers looking to relax in the sun.

Antalya City

11. Delhi – India (12.645 million)

Made up of New Delhi and Old Delhi, this city never slows down. Enjoy the famous street food markets and buzz.

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10. Istanbul – Turkey (13.433 million)

Istanbul is the country’s economic, cultural and historic centre. With pretty cafes, great food and plenty of history, what’s not to love?

Istanbul City

9. Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia (13.434 million)

Home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers, the skyline here at night is unforgettable. One of the world’s most visited cities is well worth a visit.

Kuala Lumpur City

8. New York City – USA (13.600 million)

Where to begin with the Big Apple? Each borough offers something different, from trendy Brooklyn to stylish Manhattan.

New York City

7. Dubai – UAE (15.920 million)

Dubai has burst onto the tourism scene with fancy resorts, outstanding museums and shopping malls and a luxury vibe.

Dubai City

6. Paris – France (17.560 million)

The City Of Love will continue to be one of the world’s most loved holiday destinations. Its biggest attractions? The Eiffel Tower and great cuisine.

Paris City

5. Singapore – Singapore (18.551 million)

Singapore is home to the world’s most Instagrammable hotel, an exciting mix of cultures and state-of-the-art restaurants.

Singapore City

4. Macau – Macau, China (18.931 million)

With the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia”, Macau is a mega-popular casino city where everything is OTT. It beat out Singapore this year to take 4th place.

Macau City

3. London – UK (19.233 million)

Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and means London stays front and centre. There’s always plenty of things to see and do here for visitors of all ages.

London City

2. Bangkok – Thailand (24.177 million)

A global hub that’s the gateway to the rest of Asia. Bangkok is famous for its Buddhist shrines, street shopping and local food.

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1. Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China (29.262 million)

Hong Kong is a major shopping destination, famous for bespoke tailors and Temple Street Night Market. Despite ongoing protests, it has kept its spot as the world’s most visited city.

Hong Kong

To check out the full report and list of the 100 most visited cities in the world, see here.

See the 50 Most Visited Cities in 2018 here.

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