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Top 10 Destination Cities

No.10 Singapore

The second most popular city in East Asia. Even though it's a small country (its nickname is the "little red dot"), Singapore's wide range of cultural offerings makes it a popular place to visit. Singapore is expected to have 11.88 million visitors in 2015.


No.9 Seoul

Korea's tourism numbers are increasing, with 10.35 million visitors to Seoul, the South Korean capital projected for 2015, up 5.2 percent from the year before.


No.8 Kuala Lumpur

Home to the tallest twin to towers in the world, the Petrona Towers, Kula Lumpur expects to welcome 11.13 million international visitors in 2015.


No.7 Hong Kong

A popular getaway in Asia and a way to get a taste of the country's rich cultural heritage. It's expected that 8.66 million visitors will come to Hong in 2015, according to MasterCard's latest Global Destination Cities Index.


No.6 New York

New York is a heckuva town and one that remains hugely popular with international tourists, with 12.27 million visitors expected in 2015. The city tops in visitor spending in North America ($17.4 billion).


No.5 Istanbul

Turkey's largest city also got a tourist bump from last year. 12.56 million international visitors are expected in 2015, an 11.4 percent jump from its 2014 numbers.


No.4 Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirats (UAE). The city will host 14.46 million global visitors in 2015 and $11.7 billion is estimated to spend by visitors.


No.3 Paris

The city often called the most romantic place in the world is a perennial tourist favorite, with 16.06 million visitors in 2015.


No.2 Bangkok

The capital and the most populous city of Thailand. Bangkok's multi-faceted sights, city life and attractions appeal to diverse groups of tourists. The city once held the top spot in the survey in 2013, and came in no.2 both in 2014 and 2015. 18.24million visitors are expected in 2015.


No.1 London

Known for cloudy skies and rich history, London has topped the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for two consecutive years. 18.82 million travelers expected to visit in 2015. Unsurprisingly, it also takes the lead as for visitor spending-tourists are expected to spend more than $20 billion in 2015.

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