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  1. London beats Bangkok, Paris to claim world’s ‘most popular city’ title

London beats Bangkok, Paris to claim world’s ‘most popular city’ title

British capital London is the most popular city in the world, according to MasterCard's annual global tourism study.

By: | Published: June 4, 2015 2:34 PM

British capital London is the most popular city in the world, according to MasterCard’s annual global tourism study.

London is expected to welcome a massive 18.82 million visitors in 2015, reports The Independent.

And, while the news is great in terms of earnings, as tourists are predicted to spend as much as 13.3 billion pounds over the course of the year, it strains the city’s infrastructure.

However, Mayor Boris Johnson said he was “delighted” that London, which has won the title of most popular city for the fifth time in seven years, has proudly held on to it, as they celebrate another record-breaking year for tourism.

Most popular cities along with the no. of visitors expected this year are: London – 18.82 million visitors, Bangkok – 18.24 million, Paris – 16.06 million, Dubai – 14.26 million, Istanbul – 12.56 million, New York – 12.27 million, Singapore – 11.88 million, Kuala Lumpur – 11.12 million, Seoul – 10.35 million, Hong Kong – 8.66 million.

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