Colombo tops list of fastest growing cities in the world

Colombo tops list of fastest growing cities in the world

Colombo tops list of fastest growing cities in the world

Written by Staff Writer

05 Jun, 2015 | 12:00 pm

In an annual travel study carried out by MasterCard, Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo has been placed on top of the list of fastest growing cities in the world, with a staggering 21 percent surge, followed by Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province.

Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, ranked third in terms of growth; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, placed fifth.

Lima, Peru, is the world’s ninth-fastest growing city, and the fastest growing city in South America.

Houston is the fastest growing city in North America since 2009 and is the only city in the United States to register double-digit growth over that period.

MasterCard has just released its annual travel study, the Global Destination Cities Index, ranking 132 destination cities around the world in terms of total international overnight visitor arrivals and cross-border spending.

1. Colombo, Sri Lanka 21.1%

2. Chengdu, China 20.7%

3. Abu Dhabi, UAE 20.4%

4. Osaka, Japan 19.8%

5. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 18.0%

6. Xi An, China 16.2%

7. Taipei, Taiwan 14.9%

8. Tokyo 14.6%

9. Lima, Peru 13.9%

10. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 12.9%

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