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The 20 most visited cities in the world in 2015

Map with the 20 most visited cities in the world in 2015

MasterCard, the debit and credit card company, recently released its 2015 global destination cities index, which contains a ranking of cities expected to be the most popular in the world during 2015.

The ranking is dominated by nine Asian, eight European, two American and one Eurasian cities.

London is once again the most visited touristic destination in the world with 18.82 million international visitors expected for 2015, while Bangkok is in second place with 18.24 million expected visitors. The remaining 18 positions include eight Asian cities seven European and two American.

Here are the expected top 20 cities to be visited during 2015:

1. London, United Kingdom: 18.82 million international visitors

London Sunset
Photo by Pablo Fernández

 

2. Bangkok, Thailand: 18.24 million international visitors

Bangkok Skyline
Photo by Eustaquio Santimano

 

3. Paris, France: 16.06 million international visitors

Paris skyline, France
Photo by Luke Ma

 

4. Dubai, UAE: 14.26 million international visitors

Sunset at Burj Al Arab
Photo by mattharvey1

 

5. Istanbul, Turkey: 12.56 million international visitors

Istanbul, Turkey, view from the Bosphorus channel
Photo by Moyan Brenn

 

6. New York, USA: 12.27 million international visitors

New York
Photo by Thomas Hawk

 

7. Singapore, Singapore: 11.88 million international visitors

Singapore at night
Photo by Mac Qin

 

8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 11.12 million international visitors

Kuala Lumpur Sunset Panorama
Photo by Ezry Abdul Rahman

 

9. Seoul, South Korea: 10.35 million international visitors

Seoul sunrise panorama
Photo by slack12

 

10. Hong Kong, China: 8.66 million international visitors

Kowloon and Hong Kong at night
Photo by Prachanart Viriyaraks

 

 

11. Tokyo, Japan: 8.08 million international visitors

Tokyo by night and rain
Photo by Moyan Brenn

 

12. Barcelona, Spain: 7.63 million international visitors

Barcelona sunset
Photo by MorBCN

 

13. Amsterdam, Netherlands: 7.44 million international visitors

I Amsterdam. Taken on The Museumplein in Amsterdam
Photo by (WT-shared) Redbear

 

14. Rome, Italy: 7.41 million international visitors

Rome, view from the top of the dome of St Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City
Photo by Moyan Brenn

 

15. Milan, Italy: 7.17 million international visitors

Milan Cathedral
Photo by Ştefan Jurcă

 

16. Taipei, Chinese Taipei: 6.55 million international visitors

Taipei
Photo by 古 天熱

 

17. Shanghai, China: 5.85 million international visitors

A glittering Pudong at night across the Huangpu river in Shanghai
Photo by gags9999

 

18. Vienna, Austria: 5.81 million international visitors

Schönbrunn Palace
Photo by Miguel Mendez

 

19. Prague, Czech Republic: 5.47 million international visitors

Panorama of Prague, Czech Republic
Photo by john mcsporran

 

20. Los Angeles, USA: 5.20 million international visitors

View of Los Angeles
Photo by Todd Jones

 

 

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