Did you know that more international tourists visit Prague annually than Tokyo, Las Vegas, or Mecca?
The Czech capital attracted 6.3 million visitors in 2014, which ranked the city 21st in the world according to new data released by Euromonitor yesterday.
The world’s most-visited city remains Hong Kong, which attracted 27.8 million visitors in 2014. London, Singapore, Bangkok, and Paris round out the top 5.
Among European cities, Prague attracted the 5th-most visitors, surpassed only by London, Paris, Istanbul, and Rome.
Here’s Europe top 10, with numbers of tourists in 2014 (in millions):
- London (17.4)
- Paris (15.0)
- Istanbul (11.9)
- Rome (8.8)
- Prague (6.3)
- Milan (6.1)
- Barcelona (6.0)
- Amsterdam (5.7)
- Vienna (5.4)
- Moscow (5.0)
Visitors to Prague grew by 1.8% in 2013 and 2.2% in 2014. The city experienced a boom in tourists from China in 2015, and those numbers should continue to increase with new direct flights between Shanghai and Prague this year.
You can read more about the world’s Top 100 City Destinations at Euromonitor.com.