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London named a second many visited city in a universe by Euromonitor

January 28th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Euromonitor’s investigate found that London had 17.3million unfamiliar visitors
  • It ranked a apart second to Hong Kong, that had 27.7million arrivals
  • Rio de Janeiro and Cancun saw a biggest increases, a investigate found 

Chris Kitching for MailOnline



London has jumped dual spots to turn a second many visited city in a world, according to an annual investigate that marks general arrivals.

Britain’s collateral overtook Bangkok and Singapore with a sum of 17.3million unfamiliar visitors, though was a apart second behind Hong Kong (27.7million), that claimed tip mark for a sixth uninterrupted year.

Singapore jumped one mark to third, while Bangkok forsaken to fourth and Paris dull out a tip five.

London jumped to spots to explain second mark on Euromonitor's annual list, trailing usually Hong Kong

London jumped to spots to explain second mark on Euromonitor’s annual list, trailing usually Hong Kong


1. Hong Kong – 27.7million (+8.2%)

2. London – 17.3million (+3.6%)

3. Singapore – 17million (-0.4%)

4. Bangkok – 16.2million (-7%)

5. Paris – 14.98million (-1.9%)

6. Macau – 14.96million (+7.4%)

7. Shenzhen – 13.1million (+8%)

8. New York City – 12.2million (+3.2%)

9. Istanbul – 11.8million (+13.2%)

10. Kuala Lumpur – 11.6million (+4%)

Source: Euromonitor 

Macau jumped to sixth mark and was followed by Shenzhen, China, New York, Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur.

With 3.6 per cent some-more general visitors on a prior year, London was a tip end in Europe and a usually UK city to moment a tip 100, though Euromonitor warned a expansion is during risk of stalling.

Wouter Geerts, transport researcher during Euromonitor, said: ‘London is one of a many iconic cities in a world. The resounding success of a London Olympics in 2012 has increased prominence and recognition even further.

‘However, with London airports impending capacity, a collateral risks losing out to European rivals. To sojourn rival in a general city destinations landscape, ensuring connectivity and creation is key.’

The investigate by Euromonitor International was expelled currently and is formed on total from 2014, a latest full-year information available.

It ranked a tip 100 cities for general arrivals, with Asia and Europe any braggadocio 35 on a list. North America had nine.

Hong Kong surfaced a list for a sixth uninterrupted year, with scarcely 28 million visitors, a investigate found

Hong Kong surfaced a list for a sixth uninterrupted year, with scarcely 28 million visitors, a investigate found

In terms of countries, China and a US led with 7 cities each.

Rio de Janeiro had a biggest increase, during 46.6 per cent, interjection to a FIFA World Cup, and this year’s Summer Olympics are approaching to expostulate serve growth, a news said.

Famed for a white beaches and transparent clear waters, Cancun, Mexico, followed during 42.1 per cent. 

Kyiv forsaken off a list amid a lethal dispute in Ukraine, while St Petersburg and Russia any saw a double-digit decline.

Greece, meanwhile, saw an all-time high in general arrivals, with Athens and dual other cities entering a ranking. Next year’s investigate will exhibit what impact a migrant predicament has had on arrivals during Greek airports.

Asia has seen fast expansion interjection to a flourishing series of Chinese travellers, softened moody connectors and loose visa restrictions.

European cities lagged behind and comment for reduction than a third of a tip 100, a investigate found.

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