The 25 cities that received the most foreign visitors in 2012

01-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Asia has emerged as the leading destination of choice among travellers in a recently released report that tracked the number of international tourist arrivals in 2012.

According to London-based market research firm Euromonitor, Hong Kong maintained its ranking as the top destination, receiving 23,770,200 foreigners in 2012, mostly from China.

New this year, analysts also attribute the wild popularity of the 2012 Chinese film “Lost in Thailand” for nudging Bangkok into third spot and knocking London down a rung from 2011 to 2012.

Here are the top 25 city destinations based on the number of international arrivals in 2012:

1. Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 23,770,200 visitors

2. Singapore, Singapore, 21,345,700

3. Bangkok, Thailand 15,822,600

4. London, UK 15,461,000

5. Macau, Macau, 13,360,800

6. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13,339,500

7. Shenzhen, China, 12,100,400

8. New York City, USA, 11,618,000

9. Antalya, Turkey, 10,296,600

10. Paris, France, 9,780,800

11. Istanbul, Turkey, 8,820,100

12. Rome, Italy, 8,670,000

13. Dubai, UAE, 8,023,000

14. Guangzhou, China, 7,879,600

15. Phuket, Thailand, 7,217,000

16. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 6,852,900

17. Pattaya, Thailand, 6,564,300

18. Taipei, Taiwan, 6,561,200

19. Prague, Czech Republic, 6,547,700

20. Shanghai, China, 6,539,700

21. Las Vegas, USA, 6,298,000

22. Miami, USA, 5,987,000

23. Barcelona, Spain, 5,459,100

24. Moscow, Russia, 5,036,200

25. Beijing, China, 5,035,400

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