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50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Hotel Price Index has identified the most popular destinations for travelers in the first half of 2014.

For U.S. travelers, Latin America is trending on the 50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans list and is likely to continue its heightened popularity through the rest of the year and into 2015. Many Latin American cities are experiencing considerable developments in their hospitality sectors. During the first half of 2014, Mexico City (#16) and Cancun (#20) ascended four spots, while Panama City (#35) and Bogota (#38) each boosted their popularity ranking by four positions. This year also marks the debut of Lima (#44) on the list of 50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans.

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With five Mexican cities dominating the Latin American contingent, it is clear that the country’s efforts to rebound from the unfavorable spotlight over the past few years are making considerable traction. This is the first time since 2012 that Puerto Vallarta (#42) has made the list. As the tourist board’s “Live It to Believe It” marketing campaign continues to saturate the airwaves and attract new visitors, Americans may opt to further explore the cultural offerings of other Mexican cities.

50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans

City, Province

Country

H1 2014 vs. H1 2013

Rank Change

City, Province

Country

H1 2014 vs. H1 2013

Rank Change

1. London

United Kingdom

-

26. Munich

Germany

-

2. Paris

France

-

27. Prague

Czech Republic

-2

3. Toronto, ON

Canada

+1

28. Riviera Maya

Mexico

-

4. Rome

Italy

-1

29. Beijing

China

-2

5. Vancouver, BC

Canada

-

30. Los Cabos

Mexico

+1

6. Barcelona

Spain

-

31. Milan

Italy

+3

7. Tokyo

Japan

-

32. Sydney

Australia

+4

8. Montreal, QC

Canada

-

33. Carolina

Puerto Rico

-

9. Hong Kong

Hong Kong

-

34. Athens

Greece

+1

10. Niagara Falls, ON

Canada

-

35. Panama City

Panama

+4

11. Amsterdam

Netherlands

-

36. Vienna

Austria

-6

12. Venice

Italy

+1

37. Buenos Aires

Argentina

-

13. Florence

Italy

-1

38. Bogota

Colombia

+4

14. Madrid

Spain

+1

39. Edinburgh

United Kingdom

-1

15. San Juan

Puerto Rico

+1

40. Sao Paulo

Brazil

+4

16. Mexico City

Mexico

+4

41. Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

-1

17. Dublin

Ireland

-

42. Puerto Vallarta

Mexico

New to List

18. Istanbul

Turkey

+1

43. Calgary, AB

Canada

-

19. Singapore

Singapore

+3

44. Lima

Peru

New to List

20. Cancun

Mexico

+4

45. Frankfurt

Germany

-

21. Bangkok

Thailand

-7

46. Punta Cana

Dominican Republic

New to List

22. Dubai

United Arab Emirates

-4

47. Taipei

Taiwan

New to List

23. Seoul

South Korea

+6

48. Brussels

Belgium

-

24. Berlin

Germany

-1

49. Quebec, QC

Canada

+1

25. Shanghai

China

-4

50. Bali

Indonesia

New to List

This chart reflects the popularity of international cities based on actual bookings by U.S. travelers during the first half of 2014, as compared to the first half of 2013.

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