Toronto recognized as the 4th most visited city in North America

Sep 5 2019, 1:32 pm

Welcoming around 5.05 million international visitors, Toronto ranked as one of the top destinations for North American travellers this year, according to Mastercard’s 2019 Global Destination Cities Index.

The Global Destination Cities Index looks at visitor volume and spend in the 200 largest cities in the world, and includes both vacation and business travellers in the previous year.

The annual list found that Toronto was the 38th most visited city in the world and the 4th most visited city in North America.

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According to the report, Toronto’s international overnight arrivals stay an average of eight nights and spend an average of approximately $105 CAD a day.

The report also found that 79.7% of visitors were in town for leisure, while 20.3% were in the city for business.

The United States, Mainland China, and the United Kingdom were the top origin markets of international overnight arrivals in 2018.

Additionally, the report revealed Toronto is the second most popular global destination for overnight travellers coming from the United States.

(Amounts are in USD) Mastercard top 10 destinations in North America

Top 10 Destinations in North America

Rank City Total International Visitors
1 New York 13.60 million
2 Los Angeles 6.16 million
3 Miami 5.73 million
4 Toronto 5.05 million
5 Orlando 4.86 million
6 Las Vegas 4.57 million
7 Vancouver 4.56 million
8 San Francisco 4.36 million
9 Washington  3.52 million
10 Montreal 3.19 million

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