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Tourism populations across the world revealed

On The Go Tours has taken the number of international visitors to the most popular tourist destinations and compared it with the native population of each city to uncovers just how much a city's population grows throughout the year.

Holiday-makers the world over are heading off this summer into weeks full of sight-seeing, local cuisine tasting and landmark papping. But, just how many people are visiting some of the most popular tourist destinations over the year?

On The Go Tours reveal all with this interactive piece. On The Go Tours has taken the number of international visitors to the most popular tourist destinations and compared it with the native population of each city to uncovers just how much a city’s population grows throughout the year.

Here are some hooks the “Which City’s Populations Grow The Most Due To Tourism?” content reveals:

Paris is the city with the biggest number of tourists out of all of the popular cities on the list. There are 2.2 million natives who reside in Paris and a staggering 18 million tourists descend on the city every year – an increase of 704%.

The Top 5 cities with population (%) increase –

  • Paris – an increase of 704%
  • Kuala Lumpur – an increase of 595%
  • Dubai – an increase of 459%
  • Milan – an increase of 459%
  • Barcelona – an increase of 411%

The largest tourist populations – These cities have the biggest amount of visitors every year. More tourists visit London than Paris, Dubai and New York.

  • Bangkok – Native Population: 8.3m. Tourist Population: 21.5m.
  • London – Native Population: 8.7m. Tourist Population: 19.9m.
  • Paris – Native Population: 2.2m. Tourist Population: 18m.
  • Dubai – Native Population: 2.7m. Tourist Population: 15.3m.
  • New York – Native Population: 8.5m. Tourist Population: 12.8m.

The largest native populations – These cities have the largest amount of residents that call this place home.

  • Shanghai – 23.7 million
  • Istanbul – 14.8 million
  • Tokyo – 13.6 million
  • Seoul – 10.2 million
  • London – 8.7 million

Tourism leads to employment opportunities – as the tourists flood in during the peak seasons, The World Economic Forum has discovered that for every 30 new tourists to a destination, one new job is created.

Photo caption: Bangkok  has a native population of 8.3m., while its tourist population is 21.5m.

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.

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