The Romanian capital is the 81st most-visited city in a 132-city table and has climbed one position to 28th place in the European table, according to a survey published on Wednesday.
“Bucharest is 81st in the Global Destination Cities Index 2015 and 28th at regional level (Europe), climbing one position from last year,” the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI) annual report reads.
According to the report, Bucharest will welcome 1.02 million international visitors this year, up by 5.2 per cent year-on-year. They will spend an estimated USD 287 M during their stay, up by 2.4 per cent year-on-year. On average a visitor spent USD 281 in Bucharest last year.
London continues to top the rankings as the best destination, for the fifth time in seven years, according to the MasterCard report. Thus, it is estimated that London will welcome 18.82 million international visitors in 2015, a little more than runner-up Bangkok. Paris continues to be on second place in the European rankings.
None of the Central European capitals are in the top 10 positions. The best position is held by Vienna (18th place with 5.81 million visitors in 2015), followed by Prague (19th place with 5.47 million visitors).