Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Antalya is one of the top five destinations in the world

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In 2012, the top five destinations in the world are Paris, London, New York, Antalya, and Singapore, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

Antalya was the world's third most visited city by number of international arrivals in 2011, displacing New York.

Most-visited cities by international tourist arrivals

Top 10 most visited cities by estimated number of international visitors by 2011
1Paris FranceEurope15.62011Extrapolation, excluding outer suburbs visitors
2London United KingdomEurope15.22011
3Antalya TurkeyEurope10.52011May include same-day visitors
4New York City United StatesNorth America10.32011Projection, may include same-day visitors
5Singapore SingaporeAsia9.22010Excluding Malaysian citizens arriving by land
6Kuala Lumpur MalaysiaAsia9.02011Only hotel guests
7Hong Kong Hong Kong (China)Asia8.72011Excluding Mainland Chinese visitors
8Dubai United Arab EmiratesMiddle East8.12011Only hotel and hotel apartment guests
9Istanbul TurkeyEurope8.12011May include same-day visitors
10Bangkok ThailandAsia7.22010

A record 1 billion people will travel across an international border as a tourist in 2012, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. 

The robust growth of international tourist arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe (19% share of world tourism) was mostly driven by the larger destinations: Greece (+10%), Turkey (+9%), Portugal (+9%), Croatia (+9%), Spain (+8%) and Italy (+6%).

Turkey climbs one place to sixth in the ranking

The top 10 ranking by international tourist arrivals saw only a minor change in 2011. Turkey moved up one position to sixth place (with 29 million tourists) overtaking the United Kingdom. There were no changes in the top 10 ranking by tourism receipts.

(2010 to
1 FranceEurope79.5 million77.1 million+3.0%
2 United StatesNorth America62.3 million59.8 million+4.2%
3 ChinaAsia57.6 million55.7 million+3.4%
4 SpainEurope56.7 million52.7 million+7.6%
5 ItalyEurope46.1 million43.6 million+5.7%
6 TurkeyEurope29.3 million27.0 million+8.7%
7 United KingdomEurope29.2 million28.3 million+3.2%
8 GermanyEurope28.4 million26.9 million+5.5%
9 MalaysiaAsia24.7 million24.6 million+0.6%
10 MexicoNorth America23.4 million23.3 million+0.5%
Note: see the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer for the full rankings.[1]

In 2011, there were over 503.96 million international tourist arrivals to Europe, an increase of 6.2% over 2010. In 2011, the top ten destinations were:

1 France79.50 million
2 Spain56.69 million
3 Italy46.12 million
4 Turkey29.34 million
5 United Kingdom29.19 million
6 Germany28.35 million
7 Austria23.01 million
8 Russia22.69 million
9 Ukraine21.42 million
10 Greece16.43 million

Everyone prefers to Antalya for the holidays. Antalya is waiting for you with its all the beauties.

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