January 25, 2023

Great dining, fine art, and fine clothing are well-known in Paris.

However, a recent assessment from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) also claims that Paris is the most influential tourist destination in the world.

The WTTC, a nonprofit organization for the travel sector with headquarters in the UK, examined tourist statistics from 2022 to determine where visitors were spending the most money.

However, more than just hotel rooms and museum admissions were taken into consideration while compiling the overall list of the most effective tourism cities. The amount of money that local, state, and federal businesses and governments invest in these towns as tourism destinations was the other determinant.

As the number one city on the list, Paris is getting ready to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Less than 5% of the venues will be brand-new for the Games, but the city is investing heavily in infrastructure, security, and other preparations to host the world.

According to that calculation, the entire revenue from tourism in the French capital was $35.6 billion.

The WTTC list included three cities from each of two nations. One was the United States, represented by Orlando, New York City, and Las Vegas.

Despite the fact that each city earns a sizable sum of money from tourism, they all cater to different types of tourists. For example, families who want to visit the city’s theme parks frequently choose Orlando, while gambling and nightlife enthusiasts flock to Las Vegas and New York City respectively.

Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, three Chinese cities, made the top ten list for 2022.
Additional Chinese locations are rising in the ranking. Sanya, a beach resort on Hainan Island in southern China, and Macao were specifically mentioned as sites to watch in the future.

China will rule its ranks by 2032, according to the WTTC.

According to Julia Simpson, President & CEO of the WTTC, “major cities like London, Paris, and New York will remain global powerhouses, but over the next few years, Beijing, Shanghai, and Macao will be climbing up the list of top city destinations.”
Of course, the WTTC list includes representation from more than two nations. To finish out the top ten, Tokyo, Mexico City, and London were ranked seventh, eighth, and ninth, respectively.

Finding out who didn’t make the list was intriguing in some ways.
There were two unexpected omissions in the Middle East, whose popularity has soared in the last ten years.

The world’s most powerful cities for tourism 2022

1. Paris, France
2. Beijing, China
3. Orlando, Florida
4. Shanghai, China
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. New York, New York
7. Tokyo, Japan
8. Mexico City, Mexico
9. London, UK
10. Guangzhou, China

Source: CNN
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