Hong Kong: the World’s #1 City for International Visits
Hong Kong to retain its status as the city most visited by international travelers this year in spite of strained relations with Mainland China.
In a report published Tuesday, market research firm Euromonitor International said it estimates 25.7 million arrivals in Hong Kong this year, down 3.2% on Y 2016.
Thailand’s capital Bangkok retains 2nd place but its popularity has grown faster than Hong Kong’s, with arrivals up 9.5% at 21.3-M.
London is Europe’s Top city, in 3rd place with 19.8-M arrivals, but the report suggests it is set to be overtaken in the coming 7 years as Asian cities soar in popularity.
The Asia-Pacific region, according to author Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor’s senior travel analyst, remains the “standout region.”