Published on : Friday, September 6, 2019
Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai made it to a top 10 list for world tourism cities, as per a report released on the eighth Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit co-hosted by the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and the city of Helsinki.
According to the report, New York, Tokyo, London, Paris, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai and Barcelona topped the comprehensive rankings this year.
Regarding individual criteria, London ranked first for its popularity. New York was crowned the city with the best industrial prosperity. Barcelona, Tokyo, Bangkok and Paris, respectively took the lead in city intelligence, tourism convenience, economic contributions and tourism satisfaction.
Li Yunpeng, WTCF expert and professor from Capital University of Economics and Business, issued the Global Report on Smart Tourism in Cities during the summit, which included smart tourism experiences from cities together with Beijing, Chengdu, Madrid, Helsinki, Buenos Aires and Marrakech, along with companies like Chinese online travel agency Ctrip and tech giant Tencent along with MIT’s Senseable City Lab.