The 10 Most Visited Cities of 2017



10 Istanbul, Turkey

Number of projected overnight visitors: 9.24 million

Despite terrorist attacks on several of the city’s tourist centers in 2016 and political instability, people aren’t hiding from Istanbul. The city continues to attract visitors with its historic architecture, gorgeous boutiques, and inventive restaurants. In fact, of all the cities studied in this survey, dining consumes the greatest percentage of visitor spend in Istanbul (33.6 percent).