HCM City, Hanoi, Ha Long enter top 100 city destinations in 2018

11:19 | 17/12/2018 Travel

Euromonitor International, the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research, has announced the list of top 100 city destination of 2018, with three being in Vietnam.

Colorful fireworks are seen on Ho Chi Minh City sky - Photo: Shutterstocks

Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh were placed at 39th, 51st and 53rd in terms of international tourist arrivals in 2018, according to the report which covers over 600 cities round the world.

The report predicted that Ho Chi Minh City will enjoy a 5.9% growth in the field with over 5.8 million international arrivals. Meanwhile, the forecast figures for Hanoi and Ha Long cities are 8% with 4.64 million international visitors, and 12% with 4.48 million tourists, respectively.

In this year’s rankings, Asia continues its rise. The region accounts for 41 out of the top 100 cities. This number has steadily risen from 37 in 2012.

According to the report, Hong Kong (China) is the most visited city with 29.8 million international visitors, representing a year on year expansion of 7%.

In the top 10 list of this year are also Bangkok, London, Singapore, Macau, Paris, Dubai, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen.

The report said that global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5% to 1.4 billion trips in 2018. At the same time, arrivals to this year’s top 100 city destinations are set to grow by 7.5%.

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