According to Mastercard’s survey, the Hungarian capital has better results on the list of most popular touristic destinations, compared to last year – reports hvg.hu.
There are a number of huge and must-visit destinations on the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, which usually prepares rankings every year. Last year, Budapest was the 6th best city among those with a quickly growing tourist industry.
This year, the city has stepped forward 7 places on the list, making it to 32nd place.
According to the survey, about 6 million foreigners visited Budapest in 2017, spending 5 days here on average. The tourists spent almost 3 billion dollars altogether in the city, contributing to the growth.
The first three places are taken by Bangkok with 20 million foreign visitors, London with a bit less than 20 million tourists, and Paris, where around 17,5 million visitors set their foot.
Dubai, Singapore, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Istanbul and Seoul occupy the rankings from 4th to 10th places.