The CzechTourism agency, the Czech Republic tourist authority, recently published the Top City Destination chart created annually by the Euromonitor International organization. The announcement of this chart is traditionally delayed by a year, because a huge number of sources provided by national statistics offices is used and analyzed. So this chart illustrates the situation as of 2007.
According to the recent Top City Destination chart the Czech Republic capital is the seventh most visited by foreign tourists city in Europe and the twentieth in the whole world (4 million visitors per given year). So in 2007 Prague did its best and climbed one position higher if compared with year 2006. This time it managed to outdo Amsterdam (position 8 – 3.9 million foreign guests) and even Vienna and Madrid (positions 9 and 10 - 3.6 and 3.4 million guests respectively)!
The top tourist destination in 2007 was London both in Europe and globally – the United Kingdom capital city managed to receive 15.3 million foreign visitors. The second position in Europe scored Paris with its 8.8 million of visitors and the third one is Rome accepted 6.1 million people from all over the world.
Other European top 10 cities (in descending order) are Barcelona (#4 – 5.0 mln), Dublin (#5 – 4.6 mln) and Moscow (#6 – 4.0 mln). On the world stage dominate Asian capitals – top 5 reached Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore.
Photo: Malá Strana (Little Quarter) in Prague, by Diliff (wikimedia.org)
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