Yesterday, Euromonitor International, an independent market research company operating worldwide, released its annual Top City Destinations Ranking covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals – and the Peruvian capital Lima is among them.
According to the study, international arrivals worldwide increased 5.5% in 2015, showing the economic importance of tourism to the world’s largest cities. While Hong Kong is on top of the City Destinations Ranking for the seventh consecutive year, followed by Bangkok and London, the Peruvian capital Lima reached with nearly 2,5 million international arrivals position 76.
In its regional group “Latin America” Lima is positioned 3rd after Cancun, Mexico (world ranking 50) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (world ranking 58) and before Mexico City, Mexico (world ranking 78) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (world ranking 83).
With a 9% growth rate of international arrivals in 2015, Lima was highlighted in the report as a country with a strong performance. Additionally to economic and infrastructural improvements over the past years, Peru is increasingly recognized as a safe and attractive travel destination for a wide range of travelers from which he Peruvian capital could benefit.
Have a look at the full City Destinations Ranking for more detailed information.
The research for the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking was undertaken in 2016 using data from 2015; the report was published on January 26, 2017. Information on city arrivals were received directly from national statistics offices, airport arrivals, accommodation stays or other methods for all 58 core countries and 77 additional market insight countries under review. The term “arrivals” in the Euromonitor ranking refers to international tourists; meaning every person visiting another country for at least 24 hours, but not exceeding 12 months, including all purposes of visit, such as business, tourism, and visiting friends and relatives. Excluded are domestic visitors and day visitors.