Published On: Sat, Jun 6th, 2015

Prague more popular than Los Angeles

jobs-in-prague-and-czech-republic-what-are-your-chances-of-getting-a-job01According to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, released today, the Czech capital city of Prague will remain on the Top 20 list of the most visited cities in the world this year, occupying the 19th position, as it did in 2014. The index also indicated that Prague will retain its position as the ninth-most visited city in Europe.

London, Bangkok and Paris have been the world’s most visited cities in terms of international visitor arrivals and spending.

According to MasterCard, the number of international overnight visitors in Prague will increase to about 5.5 million from 5.2 million in 2014. Their average expenses are expected to fall from $650 (16,000 CZK) in 2014 to $603 this year.

Foreigners are due to spend a total of some 82 billion CZK (US $3.28 trillion) in Prague this year, the firm said.

World’s most visited cities in 2015:


Ranking 2015 (2014)


City


Estimated no. of international
visitor arrivals and overnight visitors in 2015 (in millions)


1 (1)


London


18.815


2 (2)


Bangkok


18.243


3 (3)


Paris


16.059


4 (4)


Dubai


14.256


5 (7)


Istanbul


12.555


6 (5)


New York City


12.268


7
(6)


Singapore


11.875


8 (8)


Kuala Lumpur


11.122


9 (9)


Seoul


10.347


10 (10)


Hong Kong


8.658


11 (11)


Tokyo


8.075


12 (12)


Barcelona


7.634


13 (13)


Amsterdam


7.439


14 (14)


Rome


7.407


15 (15)


Milan


7.171


16 (16)


Taipei


6.547


17 (17)


Shanghai


5.847


18 (18)


Vienna


5.814


19 (19)


Prague


5.468


20 (20)


Los Angeles


5.199

Source: MasterCard
Global Destination Cities Index