The month of February marks the height of Carnival celebration season. To mark this occasion, we have compiled a selection of some of the most popular cities around the world famous for their Carnival festivities.
Inbound arrivals to each city are calculated on an annual basis, so while Carnival contributes to the tourism draw for these markets, these figures represent comprehensive year-round totals.
|City||Country||Inbound Arrivals (2017)|
|Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||2,253,600|
|Santo Domingo||Dominican Republic||1,403,800|
Source: Euromonitor International from trade sources/national statistics
You can learn more about the individual celebration traditions in these cities and more in these articles from CNN Travel, momondo, Reuters and NBC News.
Read the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking: WTM London 2017 Edition for more insights into how cities shape global travel trends.