The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

‘Measured by the number of overnight visitors, the recently released Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index revealed the most popular tourist hotspots…’

But which city is the easiest for tourists to explore? We ranked the top 5 most visited cities of 2017.

Our Ranking System:

Walking Promotion

Walkable streets and neighbourhoods are the foundation of every great city. We consider the quality of each city’s walkways and the number of footpaths that feature amenities such as shade, benches and street lighting.

Bicycle Networks

Prioritising bicycle networks by making them safe and convenient will encourage more tourists to cycle, leading to decreased road congestion and a lower carbon footprint.

Dense Networks of Infrastructure

Case studies have shown that a dense network of narrow streets and paths optimises traffic flow and safety for pedestrians. Streets that allow for one-way motor travel significantly reduce congestion by minimising traffic signal delays.

High-Quality Public Transport

Public transport links are an integral part of most tourists’ trip to a major city. Cities can boost the overall success of their transport by providing frequent, fast and direct services in easily accessible locations.

Mixed-use Neighbourhoods

Lively streets with a mix of shops and services near homes and jobs gives the area a charm and identity. The efficiency of compact neighbourhoods enables commuters easy access to all manner of amenities.

Alternative Regions with Short Commutes

Cities close or adjacent to alternative townships allow easy access to varied surroundings which would otherwise be inconvenient to commute to.

Parking and Road Use Regulation

The level in which road regulations helps to avoid gridlock, which requires limiting the use of vehicles to levels that the road network can support. The availability of parking allows visitors to see different parts of the city conveniently.

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots Ranked

 

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*This post was written in collaboration with Rubberbond*

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Hi, I'm Suz. I love travelling (obvs..), dogs, shoes and wine, although not necessarily in that order. I'm originally from Scotland, but now live in Snowdonia in North Wales with my husband and a seriously large shoe collection.

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