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Last Updated : Sep 10, 2019 07:59 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

The most popular international tourist destinations in the world; Bangkok tops the list

Here are the most famous international destinations, according to the Global Destination Cities Index by Mastercard

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Visitors look at the Coronation of Napoleon, a 1806 painting by Jacques Louis David at the Louvre museum in Paris, France, December 3, 2018. Picture taken December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RC1555FCE100
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Looking to travel abroad for a short break, here are the most famous international destinations, according to the Global Destination Cities Index by Mastercard. (Image: Reuters)

Men play cards on a public beach in Antalya November 13, 2015. Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (G20), including the United States, China, Japan, Russia, Canada and Brazil, will meet on Sunday and Monday in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya for talks that will centre on the global economy. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - LR1EBBD1791ZY
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Rank 10 | Antalya, Turkey | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 12.41 million

Rank 2 | Tokyo | Highest-ranked institution: University of Tokyo | Population: 37,800,000 | Average international fees: US$6,700 | Employer Activity rank: 1 (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 9 | Tokyo | Overnight visitors in 2018- 12.93 million (Image: Reuters)

Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia across the Bosphorous, the city of Istanbul holds the title of the second most congested city in Europe, while coming sixth in line in the world ranking. A 30-minute drive in the city during the morning and evening peak hours takes almost double the time to reach one’s destination. (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 8 | Istanbul | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 13.4 million (Image: Reuters)

9 New York, US | The only American city to make it to the top 10, several cities in the United States climbed up in their rankings over the dollar’s strength. (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 7 | New York, US | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 13.6 million (Image: Reuters)

Rank 6 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Overnight visitors - 13.79 million (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 6 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 13.79 million (Image: Reuters)

No 2 | Singapore (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 5 | Singapore | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 14.67 million (Image: Reuters)

Rank 5 | Dubai, UAE | Overnight visitors - 15.93 million (Image: Reuters)
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Rank 4 | Dubai, UAE | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 15.93 million (Image: Reuters)

Fireworks explode over the London Eye during the New Year's eve celebrations after midnight in London. (Image: AP/PTI)
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Rank 3 | London, UK | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 19.09 million (Image: AP/PTI)

5. France | The gold reserves of this European country stand at 2,436 tonnes.
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Rank 2 |  Paris, France | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 19.10 million (Image: Reuters)

Rank 1 | Bangkok, Thailand |
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Rank 1 | Bangkok, Thailand | Overnight visitors in 2018 - 22.78 million (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Sep 6, 2019 07:50 am
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