Top 10 Maximum Earning Cities by Tourism – Tourist Dollars Revenue in 2013

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Top 10 Tourist Dollars Earning Cities - Maximum Tourism Revenue in 2013

Barcelona

Barcelona

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $8.9 billion
Top 10 Tourist Places and Attractions in Barcelona:

  • Church of the Sacred Family
  • Palace of Catalan Music (Palau de la Musica Catalana)
  • Casa Batllo
  • Barcelona Zoo
  • Afternoon in Montserrat
  • Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
  • Barcelona FC Museum
  • Picasso Museum
  • Guell Park
  • Magic Fountain show

Country: Spain
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 10

Sydney

Sydney

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013:  $10.4 billion
Top 10 Sydney Tourist Attractions:

  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • Government House
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Sydney Tower
  • Manly Beach and Scenic Walkway
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Museum of Contemporary Art

Country: Australia  
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 9

Dubai

Dubai

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $10.4 billion
Top 10 Dubai Tourist Attractions and Landmarks:

  • Burj Khalifa
  • Global Village
  • Palm Island
  • Dubai Creek
  • Skiing at the Mall of the Emirates
  • Dubai Marina
  • Wild Wadi
  • Burj Al Arab
  • The Dubai Fountains
  • Atlantis Hotel

Country: United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 8

Seoul

Seoul

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $10.8 billion
Top 10 Seoul Tourist Attractions and Landmarks:

  • Insa-dong – a gathering place of traditional culture
  • Namdaemun Market – Korea’s greatest marketplace
  • Dongdaemun Market – The Mecca of fashion
  • Namsan Park
  • Bongeunsa Temple
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace – The premier ancient palace of Korea
  • Mt. Namsan – The apex of Seoul’s night view
  • National Museum of Korea
  • War Memorial of Korea
  • MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Country: South Korea  
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 7

Tokyo

Tokyo

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $12.7 billion
Top 10 Tokyo Tourist Attractions and Landmarks:

  • Ryogoku Kokugikan (Yokoami, Sumida-ku)
  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden – Shinjuku has three main components: offices, shopping and nightlife.
  • Meiji Jingu, Shibuya
  • The Tsukiji Market, Chuo
  • Tokyo City View, Minato
  • Chidorigafuchi, Chiyoda
  • Nezu Museum, Minato
  • Tokyo National Museum – The oldest and largest museum in Japan contains dozens of National Treasures and 600 plus Important Cultural Property possessions.
  • Venus Fort
  • Asakusa, Taito

Country: Japan
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 6

Singapore

Singapore

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013:  $13.5 billion
Top 10 Singapore Tourist Attractions and Landmarks:

  • National Orchid Garden
  • Clarke Quay
  • Food Playground
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Singapore Zoo
  • Gardens By The Bay
  • Urban Fairways
  • Marina Bay Sands
  • Flight Experience Singapore
  • Universal Studios Singapore

Country: Singapore
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 5

Bangkok

Bangkok

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $14.3 billion
Top 10 Bangkok Tourist Attractions and Landmarks To Visit:

  • Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), Riverside
  • Grand Palace & Wat Prakeaw, Old City
  • Floating Market, Damnoen Saduak
  • Chinatown (Yaowarat), Chinatown
  • Bangkok Klongs
  • Jim Thompson’s House Siam
  • Chao Phraya River & Waterways, Riverside
  • CentralWorld – Opened in 1990
  • Khao San Road Old City
  • Soi Cowboy Sukhumvit (Asoke)

Country: Thailand
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 4

Paris

Paris

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $14.6 billion
Top 10 Paris Tourist Attractions and Landmarks You Follow:

  • Eiffel Tower – Amongst the best known landmark in Europe
  • Notre Dame Cathedral – Most Famous first Gothic cathedrals ever built
  • Versailles Palace – A testimony of the Sun King’s extravaganza
  • Sacre Coeur and Montmartre – It’s a basilica in Roman-Byzantine style
  • Louvre Museum – One of the largest Museum in the world situated in the 1st arrondissement, at the heart of Paris
  • Jardin du Luxembourg is the most popular park in Paris
  • The Sorbonne and the Latin Quarter – Founded in 1257
  • Boat Tour of the Seine River
  • Place de la Concorde – the largest square in Paris in 20 acres

Country: France
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 3

London

London

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $16.3 billion
Top 10 London Tourist Attractions and Landmarks You Must Add in Your Trip:

  • Science Museum – Touch, See and experience the major scientific advances of the last 300 years
  • Tower of London – It has a 900-year history as a royal palace
  • London Eye – It is the world’s highest observation wheel, with 32 capsules, each weighing 10 tonnes, and holding up to 25 people.
  • National Gallery – Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries
  • Victoria and Albert Museum – A real treasure trove of goodies, you never know what you’ll discover next: furniture, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, and textiles, the list goes long
  • Madame Tussauds – Come face-to-face with some of the world’s most famous faces.
  • Royal Museum Greenwich – The world’s largest maritime museum, the historic Queen’s House, and the Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • British Museum – It’s a World Famous Museum with Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and the mummies in the Ancient Egypt collection
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Natural History Museum – Biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world

Country: The United Kingdom
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 2

New York City

USA

Overall Tourist Dollars Earned in 2013: $18.6 billion
Top 10 New York City Tourist Attractions and Landmarks For Your Trip:

  • Statue of Liberty – A gift to the United States in honor of the friendship established during the French Revolution.
  • Staten Island Ferry – It’s a Free Ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island, used by commuters and tourists to view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum : It offers a fascinating look into the immigrant experience
  • Empire State Building – Stare from the Top of the New York City skyscraper
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Since 1929 Entirely Dedicated to Contemporary Art
  • Grand Central Terminal – Opened Since 1913 and famously known for transit hub and a beautiful example of Beaux-Arts architecture. It also has Shops, Dining areas and lot more to explore.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art has Over 2 million works of art from all over the globe
  • American Museum of Natural History Opened Since 1869
  • Central Park – Concrete Jungle of New York City for More than 150 years
  • Rockefeller Center – Highly famous for it’s Christmas Tree, Ice-Skating Rink and Radio City Music Hall located in Midtown Manhattan

Country: The United States
Global Rank in International Inbound Tourists (Overnight Visitors) Spend: 1

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