What were the Most Popular Destinations of 2013?
Keep reading to see which other destinations will be popular with tourists.
#20 LOS ANGELES: 4.84 million people are expected to visit LA this year, bringing in $7.8 billion in visitor spending.
#19 RIYADH: Just over 5 million tourists are expected to flood Riyadh’s streets in 2013, spending $3.4 billion.
#18 TAIPEI: An estimated 5.19 million tourists will visit Taipei and spend $8.1 billion in 2013.
#17 VIENNA: $4.8 billion dollars will be spent by the 5.37 million tourists who are expected to visit Vienna.
#16 TOKYO: The 5.8 million people who visit Japan’s capital are expected to spend as much as $12.7 billion.
#15 AMSTERDAM: 2013 is expected to see 6.35 million tourists spend $6.3 billion in Amsterdam.
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Dutch born Stephan Hengst (R) kisses his husband, American-born Patrick Decker, after being married by Amsterdam’s Mayor Job Cohen on an official wedding boat during the Gay Pride Canal Parade in Amsterdam August 1, 2009.
#14 SHANGHAI: A whopping 6.5 million people will come to Shanghai this year, and spend $6.9 billion during their stay.
Pudong financial district, Shanghai
#13 ROME: Over 6.7 million tourists are expected in Rome this year to spend an estimated $6.4 billion.
#12 MILAN: This Italian city could see as many as 6.83 million tourists in 2013 who could spend $6.6 billion in total.
#11 SEOUL: South Korea’s capital is estimated to attract almost 8.2 million tourists in 2013 who will spend $10.8 billion.
#10 BARCELONA: Barcelona’s 8.41 million visitors are expected to spend as much as $8.9 billion combined.
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#9 HONG KONG: $6.3 billion is expected to be spent by Hong Kong’s 8.72 million tourists this year.
#8 KUALA LUMPUR: This Malaysian city will see 9.2 million tourists and $7.8 billion in visitor revenue.
#7 DUBAI: Almost 9.9 million tourists are estimated to flock to Dubai in 2013, and could spend as much as $10.4 billion.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
#6 ISTANBUL: Turkey’s capital city could see 10.37 million tourists who will spend $8.6 billion in 2013.
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#5 NEW YORK: The 11.52 million tourists who will visit NYC this year will spend the most here than in any other destination — $18.6 billion.
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#4 SINGAPORE: $13.5 billion in revenue will be made from the 11.75 million tourists who visit Singapore.
#3 PARIS: 13.92 million people will visit the city of lights, spending as much as $14.6 billion in 2013.
#2 LONDON: 15.96 million tourists are expected in London this year, and could spend as much as $16.3 billion.
#1 BANGKOK: The number one tourist destination this year, 15.98 million people will visit Bangkok, spending upwards of $14.3 billion.”