Istanbul Is The Most Visited City In The World

Istanbul ranked first in the list of "World's Most Visited Cities" in 2023 with 20 million 200 thousand visitors.

Market research company Euromonitor International has published the most visited cities in 2023.

In 2023, Istanbul ranked first in the list of “World’s Most Visited Cities”.

Istanbul, which ranked first with 20 million 200 thousand visitors last year, was followed by London with 18 million 800 thousand visitors and Dubai with 16 million 800 thousand visitors.

Istanbul Ranks First And Antalya Ranks Fourth

Antalya ranked fourth in the list with 15 million 700 thousand visitors.

While Paris, the capital of France, was the fifth most visited city, Hong Kong, which regularly ranked high in the rankings as the most visited city in the world before the corona virus outbreak, ranked 6th this time.

Istanbul, which ranked first in the ranking of the most visited cities, is expected to increase the number of visitors in 2024.

Causes examined

“Time Out” magazine explored the top reasons for Istanbul’s rise to the top spot, citing Turkey’s relaxation of visa requirements for travelers from the US and Canada, coupled with the city’s dazzling landscapes, cultural richness, shopping opportunities, historical richness and blend of Asian and European culture, as one reason for the city’s growing popularity.

The study stated that London, the second most visited city, once again reached its pre-pandemic level with 18.8 million visitors, and that despite leaving the EU, the UK capital remains one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.

London and Dubai follow Istanbul

Dubai, the third most visited city in the world, stands out with its impressive skyscrapers such as Burj Khalifa, summer heat and lifestyle, combining traditional Arab culture with modern culture, and has become more popular in recent years.

The top 10 most visited cities are as follows:

Istanbul (Turkey), London (UK), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Antalya (Turkey), Paris (France), Hong Kong (China), Bangkok (Thailand), New York City (USA), Cancun (Mexico), Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

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