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Paris is world's 'most powerful tourism city' in 2022; Check out the cities in top-10 list

Recent research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) listed the most powerful tourism spots across the world. As per the research, Paris is the world's most powerful city destination. The WTTC report, sponsored by Visa and researched in partnership with Oxford Economics, analyzed key indicators such as travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP, employment, and traveler spending. The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on travel and tourism industries as many countries closed their borders amid the pandemic. Let's take a look at the world’s ten most powerful cities for tourism in 2022 in terms of direct GDP contributions by their Travel and Tourism sector.

January 23, 2023 / 03:51 PM IST
Rank 10 | China’s Guangzhou took the tenth spot. Three Chinese cities ranked in the top 10 of the most financially powerful tourism cities of 2022. Guangzhou’s total tourism income was around $13 billion. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 10 | China’s Guangzhou took the tenth spot. Three Chinese cities ranked in the top 10 for the most financially powerful tourism cities of 2022. Income from tourism in Guangzhou was around $13 billion. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 9 | London’s travel and tourism sector income was around $15 billion in 2022. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 9 | London’s travel and tourism sector income was around $15 billion in 2022. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 8 | Mexico City is amongst the world’s ten most powerful destination with $16.76 direct travel and tourism GDP in real terms for 2022. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 8 | Mexico City is among the world’s ten most powerful destinations with $16.76 direct travel and tourism GDP in real terms for 2022. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 7 | Tokyo’s travel and tourism sector worth around $18 billion last year, makes the city world’s seventh most powerful destination. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 7 | Tokyo’s travel and tourism sector was worth around $18 billion last year, making the city world’s seventh most powerful destination. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 6 | With total tourism income worth $21.1 billion, New York was the sixth most powerful city destination in the world. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 6 | With total tourism income worth $21.1 billion, New York was the sixth most powerful city destination in the world. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 5 | Las Vegas is the only city in the top 10 list which holds its place, staying as the fifth largest city destination. The city’s travel and tourism sector was worth nearly $23 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to over $36 billion by 2032. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 5 | Las Vegas is the only city in the top 10 list to hold its place, staying as the fifth largest city destination. The city’s travel and tourism sector was worth nearly $23 billion in 2022 and is predicted to grow to over $36 billion by 2032. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 4 | Shanghai’s travel and tourism industry worth nearly $30 billion last year ranked fourth biggest city destination. It is predicted to be more than double to almost $71 billion by 2032 to become the world’s second most powerful city destination. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 4 | Shanghai’s travel and tourism industry worth nearly $30 billion last year ranked fourth biggest city destination. It is predicted this revenue would be more than double to almost $71 billion by 2032 to make Shanghai the world’s second most powerful city destination. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 3 | The travel and tourism sector of Orlando city, often termed as the theme park capital of the world, was valued at $31 billion in 2022. Predictions suggests that it will grow by almost 50 percent to $45 billion by 2032 but will fall to fourth position among the biggest city destination. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 3 | The travel and tourism sector of Orlando city, often termed as the theme park capital of the world, was valued at $31 billion in 2022. Predictions suggest that it will grow by almost 50 percent to $45 billion by 2032 but will fall to fourth position among the powerful city destinations. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 2 | Beijing took the second spot with a Travel and Tourism sector worth $32.6 billion in 2022, which is predicted to overtake Paris by 2032. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 2 | Beijing took the second spot with a Travel and Tourism sector worth $32.6 billion in 2022, and the forecast is it may overtake Paris by 2032. (Image: Unsplash)
Rank 1 | Paris takes the crown as the world’s most powerful city destination with a Travel and Tourism sector worth $35.6 billion in 2022, in terms of direct GDP contribution to the city. (Image: Unsplash)
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Rank 1 | Paris takes the crown as the world’s most powerful city destination with itsTravel and Tourism sector worth $35.6 billion in 2022, in terms of direct GDP contribution to the city. (Image: Unsplash)