Paris is the most powerful tourist city in the world, according to a study


Author: Clark Tos
2023-01-24 12:49:03

According to a ranking drawn up by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Paris is the most powerful tourist city in the world.

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is a British non-profit organization specializing in the travel industry. Recently, this organization conducted a study on the most powerful tourist cities in the world by taking into account attendance, the budget spent by tourists and the cities' investments.

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A ranking was drawn up and Paris figure… in the first place.

Paris, the most powerful tourist city in the world

This first position in the ranking is not a surprise since each year, the capital French is one of the cities most frequented by tourists worldwide.

Paris has a huge annual tourist attendance and the budget spent on site by travelers for accommodation, food and visiting the city is often enormous. Indeed, it is estimated that these tourist receipts amount to 35 billion dollars.

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But that's not all. To establish this ranking, the researchers took into account the investments of the city of Paris to accommodate the tourists . With the arrival of the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris has risen in the rankings.

While the city hasn't created many new sports facilities, money has been put into infrastructure and security, to welcome all visitors as they should.

Paris ahead of Beijing and Orlando

Behind Paris, we find Beijing in second place in the ranking. It is not the only Chinese city that appears in the study since we also find Shanghai in 4th place and Guanzhou in 10th.

“Major cities like London, Paris and New York will remain global powerhouses, but over the next few years Beijing, Shanghai and Macau will climb the list of top city destinations” , said Julia Simpson, President and CEO of the WTTC.

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To complete the podium, Orlando is ranked in third position, thanks to its amusement parks. Las Vegas is among the top 5 thanks to these famous gambling games, followed by New York.

Source : bfmtv