There is no greater feeling than the freedom of travel. It provides us with the opportunity to experience new things, see incredible sights and meet people we wouldn’t ordinarily meet.
Mastercard has recently announced their annual Global Destinations Cities Index, featuring the most visited cities of the year by international visits. So, we thought we’d share the 10 most visited cities of 2016 with our readers.
The food in Seoul is worth the trip alone. Team that up with some amazing sights and scenery and you’ll never want to leave this beautiful South Korean city. Spring and Autumn are often the times to visit, as you can experience pleasant temperatures throughout the season.
Tokyo will surprise you every single day. There’s always something new to see and there are fantastic culinary treats at every turn. From the vibrant nightlife to the unique shopping experience of Harajuku, Tokyo is a very worthy city to be on the top most visited destinations.
The Turkish capital continues to be a population destination for travellers across the world. Offering sun, sea and plenty of history, you will feel a million miles from home, yet never want to leave this culture-laden city.
#7 Kuala Lumpur
The sizzling aroma of delectable street food will make you want to return to the city again and again. The culinary dishes of Asia will linger on your tongue once your trip is over, while there are plenty of attractions to choose from, such as the Petronas Towers, Chinatown and Islamic Arts Museum.
A melting pot of cultures are waiting for you in Singapore. From the malls of Chinatown to the Mumbai like streets of Little India, you will feel as though you’re visiting a million cities in one. It’s no wonder it made it in the top 10 list.
#5 New York City
Now this one is pretty obvious, isn’t it? Everyone wants to experience the buzz and beauty of New York City, which is just full of life, craziness and culture. From the exceptional shows on Broadway to a blend of wonderful shops, the city delivers on entertainment and experiences that just have to be experienced.
For a city filled with energy, food and excitement, book Dubai – like so many people have this year. People travel to this beautiful destination for the exotic markets, stunning views and, of course, the shopping experiences that are unlike any other.
The City of Love proves it still has what it takes to draw in the crowds. People travel from all corners of the globe to experience the architecture, romance and elegance of Paris. Despite being one of the world’s major metropolises, there is a quaintness about the French capital due to the city’s sense of community. Put it on your bucket list.
England’s capital has it all: history, architecture, sights and cuisine. From cool Camden to the electric Soho, there is an area for every experience in London. You’ll never be short of things to see or do, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye or catching a show at the West End.
Despite pollution problems and clammy weather, Bangkok continues to be a popular destination for tourists. Why? Because of its charm, food and character. Despite its flaws (which every city has), it has so many amazing things that simply outweigh the bad. If you want a travel experience, this is it.