Paris, Dubai, Singapore and London are among the best cities to travel to in 2022
Paris is the best ranked city in the new Top 100 City Destinations Index. Eight of the top 10 cities are European. Asia is lacking a place in the top 10, with its best ranking, Tokyo, coming in 15th.
Madrid leads the way in sustainability, and Dublin leads the way in attractiveness and tourism policy.
The index, released in December, comes from analyzing a huge amount of data in Euromonitor International’s market research database.
Euromonitor International is a leading independent global provider of strategic market research, backed by a global network of market research analysts and information.
TOP 1O DESTINATIONS CITIES 2021
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Paris ranks first in terms of tourism performance and second in the world for tourism policy and infrastructure. The performance was boosted by the return of American and Asian tourists to Paris. The city is in the lower ranks in terms of health and safety, despite efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in a hesitant population.
Dubai comes in second, having held the world’s top spot in 2020. The city has been open to international tourists since July 2020, and government efforts to mobilize and support the travel and tourism sector have been significant. Among the top 10 cities in the index, Dubai ranks first in terms of health and safety. The vaccination process is easy, the rates are high, and strict security measures are in place in public places and tourist sites. These have combined to give visitors confidence.
German cities made positive progress among the top 10 cities in the world in 2021. Berlin increased its ranking by two places during the year, reaching sixth place, and Munich improved by nine places to enter. the top 10.
Spanish cities also feature prominently among the top 10 cities. Barcelona have upped their standings six places to 10th place, and Madrid are ranked fourth.
London is the world leader in terms of tourist infrastructure. It has a lot to offer in terms of culture and recreation, and has six commercial airports.
Zurich is the second most improved city in terms of tourist infrastructure, with the opening of shopping avenues and restaurants and improved transport.
TOP 10 CITIES FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY
It is the most improved pillar of the index.
Sixty percent of all cities have extended hygiene protocols and social protection levels.
European cities made the most progress, with 33 of 39 destinations showing improvement.
Singapore is the world leader in health and safety.
Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates lead the ranking in the Gulf region.
Vienna is among the top 10 cities for health and safety, increasing by 38 places, due to Austria’s strict safety and health measures.
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The pandemic has brought about major changes in tourism policy. Governments around the world are supporting domestic tourism. Paris tops the tourism performance rankings due to its many domestic trips in 2021.
A Euromonitor spokesperson said: “The need for balanced tourism strategies is essential for cities, as the pandemic has highlighted. Strategies should focus on investing in tourism infrastructure and promoting tourism attractiveness, while placing greater emphasis on a sustainable tourism offer that elevates destinations in terms of health and safety and promotes demand for tourism. domestic travel.
“While technology is expected to play a key role in facilitating many of these efforts, the engagement of local communities and businesses will be essential as cities work to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on economies. local. “
Global tourism improved by 51% in terms of international arrivals and 30% in terms of domestic tourist trips in 2021 compared to the disastrous year before.
ABOUT THE INDEX
The index compares 54 metrics across six key pillars for the 100 urban destinations, giving a comprehensive, multi-layered analysis of key and emerging urban centers. Through this, we see resilience in times of adversity and opportunities for sustainable strategies. The index aims to help businesses, tourism organizations and destinations identify cities with high potential for tourism growth.