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The Top 20 Cities for Tourists Destinations in 2015

Year 2015 is just in its infancy, but we in the travel industry are so keen in exploring the best travel destinations thinking that in so doing we'll be able to give appropriate information and some guidance to those who are planning to travel within this year.

As a start for this year, a lot of amazing destinations is in the offing. If you travel alone or with the families it doesn't matter because travel agencies and agents around the world will be readily on hand to help you.

Can’t decide where to go next? MasterCard’s annual Global Destination Cities Index shows you which cities are the most popular with tourists. Every year, MasterCard puts together its Global Destination Cities Index, which tracks airline ticket purchases, souvenir purchases, and other travel spending data to figure out which cities are the most popular with tourists.

Conde Nast Traveler, through its Digital Editor, Lilit Marcus has penned some interesting places to travel entitled "Top 20 Cities for Tourists."

20. Lima, Peru

Lima is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Also called La ciudad de los reyes (The City of the Kings) and  La gris (The gray one)
A relative newcomer to the MasterCard index, Lima’s rise shows a growing interest in South American tourism. Many travelers who want to visit Machu Picchu begin their journey in Lima, but the city is a destination in its own right, with a burgeoning foodie scene and a historic city center that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

19. Tokyo, Japan
In 2014, Tokyo was ranked first in the "Best overall experience" category of TripAdvisor's World City Survey. The city also ranked first in the following categories: "Helpfulness of locals", "Nightlife", "Shopping", "Local public transportation" and "Cleanliness of streets."
Tokyo welcomed 5.3 million tourists last year, who spent about $7.4 billion altogether. Those numbers are bound to grow when Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics in 2020. Until then, visitors continue to flock to the city for its luxury hotelsincredible food, and hip (dare we say, hipster) neighborhoods.

Guess what and who occupies the number slot?

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