The most visited cities in the world 2023

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The most visited cities in the world in 2023

Istanbul welcomed over 20 million international visitors 2023, making it the world’s most-visited city.

In December, Euromonitor International released its annual Top 100 City Destinations in the World list for 2023. The report analyzed 55 metrics across six categories including tourism infrastructure, health and safety, sustainability, tourism performance, and more, to compare cities. Euromonitor International also ranked the top 10 global cities based on the number of international arrivals. According to the report, international travel is making a strong recovery in 2023 with 38% growth in the number of trips. The report projects the number of international trips to reach 1.3 billion by the end of the year.

“Consumers are expected to look for value for money travel propositions when booking travel. This, in turn, will drive consumer demand for intraregional travel, especially as travel purchases are frequently discretionary,” Nadejda Popova, Senior Manager at Euromonitor International says of the report’s findings. “Travelers will continue to favour authentic and local experiences in addition to sustainable tourism alternatives.”

Istanbul was the city with the most international arrivals in 2023

Istanbul, Turkey was the top city for international arrivals in 2023, with a staggering 20.2 million visitors – a 26% increase from the previous year, 2022. The historic centre of Istanbul is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It boasts numerous iconic buildings and structures, including the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Walls of Constantinople.

National Geographic recommends visiting Istanbul in the spring (April through May) or in the autumn (September), when the city is less crowded and the weather is mild.

Antalya, another famous tourist destination in Turkey, received 16.5 million visitors in 2020. Alanya, located in Antalya, is renowned for its beautiful beaches and historic landmarks and attracts around 7 million tourists every year who come to enjoy its cultural richness and natural beauty.

Top 10 cities for international travellers 2023

  1. Istanbul, Turkey
  2. London, U.K.
  3. Dubai, UAE
  4. Antalya, Turkey
  5. Paris, France
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Bangkok, Thailand
  8. New York, U.S.
  9. Cancún, Mexico
  10. Mecca, Saudi Arabia


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