First the World Cup final – now France has the best city on the planet: Paris takes the No.1 spot in a ranking of the top 100 cities for 2022, with Dubai second, London sixth and NYC 10th
- Paris is top in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations ranking
- New York is ranked as the best city in America, ahead of Los Angeles in 15th
- Dubai takes the leading position in terms of international arrivals by city
Paris has been named the world’s top city destination, according to a study that rates cities for tourism, sustainability and economic performance.
Paris takes the No.1 spot for the second year running in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations ranking, produced from a comparison of 57 metrics across six ‘key pillars’ – economic and business performance; tourism performance; tourism infrastructure; tourism policy and attractiveness; health and safety; and sustainability.
The annual report, issued in partnership with data intelligence company Transparent Intelligence, places Dubai second, followed by Amsterdam (third) and Madrid (fourth).
The rest of the top ten comprises Rome (5th), London 6th), Munich (7th), Berlin (8th), Barcelona (9th) and New York (10th), America’s top-ranked city.
Paris has been named the world’s top city destination in Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations ranking
Other notable results include Los Angeles being America’s second-best city (15th overall), Sydney only managing 32nd, but being ahead of Melbourne (34th), and Edinburgh coming 54th, in contrast to Time Out naming it the world’s best city of 2022.
Euromonitor said: ‘The good standing of European destinations in the Index is largely attributable to two important pillars – tourism policy and attractiveness, and tourism infrastructure.’
Nadejda Popova, Senior Project Manager – Services & Payments at Euromonitor, said: ‘The strong rebound of international tourism, following the removal of Covid-19 travel restrictions, the increased interest in value-driven tourism offerings, and consumer preferences for domestic travel and short-haul flights, marked dynamic movements in the ranking in 2022.
THE WORLD’S TOP 100 CITIES
10. New York
14. Los Angeles
19. Frankfurt am Main
22. Orlando, FL
24. Abu Dhabi
36. Hong Kong
37. Las Vegas, NV
43. San Francisco
44. Palma de Mallorca
51. Mexico City
56. Sao Paulo
62. Tel Aviv
63. Kuala Lumpur
65. Rio de Janeiro
67. Buenos Aires
78. Honolulu, HI
79. Ho Chi Minh City
84. Playa Del Carmen
87. Punta Cana
92. Chiang Mai
100. Johor Bahru
Source: Euromonitor International
Dubai has been named the world’s second-best city in the Top 100 Cities ranking
Above is the world’s third-best city – Amsterdam. The Top 100 Cities ranking rates cities for tourism, sustainability and economic performance
Europe dominates the ranking, with Madrid, above, in fourth place
‘This allowed the most proactive cities to improve their rank in the health and safety; tourism performance; and tourism policy and attractiveness pillars.
‘Paris has retained the title of the world’s leading city following exceptional performance across the tourism policy and attractiveness; tourism infrastructure; and tourism performance pillars, and was once again crowned the world’s best-performing destination.’
The report also revealed that Dubai takes the leading position in terms of international arrivals by city, with over 12million trips in 2022, almost doubling last year’s performance.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, meanwhile, is the busiest airport in the world in 2022, according to the report.
It added: ‘While 2022 has been a positive year for travel and tourism, the road to full post-pandemic recovery is long, and government support remains critical across all regions.’
London, above, has been placed sixth in the Top 100 Cities ranking
New York is ranked as the top city in America. It comes 10th overall, ahead of LA in 15th place
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