It's easy to see the appeal in Palma's colourful buildings, beaches, fortresses, and art scene — especially when it sits right on the Mediterranean Sea. The research covers over 400 cities and only counts international tourists visiting another country for at least 24 hours. All rights reserved.

"The popularity and increased number of low-cost carriers to these destinations has also favored growth of previously less explored destinations.". The appeal of New York City never seems to die, as more visitors are expected to visit the Big Apple this year than last. Despite these hot-button topics, urban centers remain top of many.

It might not have a monarchy, but there is plenty of pomp and splendour to see in Paris - not to mention the Louvre, the world’s most visited museum. According to this data, Hong Kong is likely to be named the most popular city destination in the world for 2019. Bali's beaches and temples have helped make it one of the most popular tourist spots in Southeast Asia.

It's a glimmer of good news for the city, whose tourism industry has been suffering after anti-government protests began escalating in June. Euromonitor's report suggests a quest for "local experience" reverberates across the world.

I want emails from Lonely Planet with travel and product information, promotions, advertisements, third-party offers, and surveys. Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn't stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year.

With health and wellness tourism on the rise, India has gained attention for its yoga retreats and Ayurveda practices, and Delhi is focusing on luxury, medical, sports and cultural tourism. Paris — 19.1 million. If you are looking for fun and excitement during your next vacation, you might want to consider adding a few of these top global tourists destinations in your itinerary. Euromonitor says the situation has led to an 8.7% decline on the almost 30 million who visited in 2018. Euromonitor highlights Singapore's "strong tourism strategy" and ability to "market the authentic local experience to offer authenticity and variety.".

Hurghada is popular among European visitors for its water sports, nightlife and entertainment avenues, and it is also considered to be safe.

Antalya, Turkey: 12.41 million. Hong Kong's popularity is helped by its proximity to China, vibrant shopping scene and strong cultural heritage. This number has steadily increased from 34 cities in 2013. London — 19.09 million.

The report also pinpoints cities to watch out for the future including Singapore, currently placed at number five, which saw a 5.3% increase in visitor arrivals through 2018. Dublin may be small, but it’s also mighty.

Euromonitor's report includes data on tourism arrivals from over 400 cities -- with arrivals defined as international travelers who visit another country for at least 24 hours.

No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission. The second Turkish city to make this list, tourists head to Istanbul for its stunning mosques and mosaics as well as its modern skyscrapers and malls. New York: 13.6 million. Naturally the ability to actually get to a city plays a part -- and infrastructure improvements also, unsurprisingly, impact numbers.