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Singapore stumbles in the most-visited city rankings

Singapore stumbles in the most-visited city ranking

Bangkok nudged to 2nd place, pushing Singapore to 4th place.

Bangkok knocks off London and Singapore as it places second in the most-visited cities in 2015, according to the international market research group Euromonitor.

Singapore is now fourth in the rankings, with around 16.9m arrivals recorded in the said year. It enjoyed a comfortable position at the second place in 2012 and 2013, but it was bumped by London in 2014 to third place. Bangkok saw a 10% increase in arrivals to 18.6m, nabbing the second position. 

Meanwhile, despite the 3.9% drop in arrivals for the said period to 26.7m arrivals, Hong Kong still maintained its position as the most visited city.

Euromonitor said, 2015 was another turbulent year. Terrorist attacks, geopolitical conflicts, economic uncertainty, and health scares including MERS and Zika were just some of the factors impacting city arrivals. Nevertheless, top cities outperformed global travel flows, registering growth of 5.5% in international arrivals compared to 2014, showing the resilience of global cities as travel destinations." 



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