Over the recent years, Chengdu has been seeing an ever-growing number of tourists from home and abroad, with its stunning natural beauty and tourist attractions of historical and cultural interest.
The fastest-growing destination cities in the 2016 MasterCard rankings of Global Destinations Cities Index are as follows (with increase rates indicated):
1. Osaka, Japan 24.15%
2. Chengdu, China 20.14%
3. Abu Dhabi, UAE 19.81%
4. Colombo, Sri Lanka 19.57%
5. Tokyo, Japan 18.48%
6. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 16.45%
7. Taipei, China 14.53%
8. Xi'an, China 14.20%
9. Tehran, Iran 12.98%
10. Xiamen, China 12.93%
About the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index
The MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index ranks cities in terms of the number of international overnight visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by the same visitors in the destination cities, and gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for the next year.
Driven by insights into travel patterns, the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index provides the rankings of the 132 most visited cities around the world.
Chengdu listed on China's top 9 livable cities ranking
Moderate climate, beautiful environment and delicious food are three basic qualifications for livable cities in China. Chengdu was ranked No.8 on China's top 9 livable cities ranking.
Dec 12, 2014
CDHT Ranks No.4 among Its Counterparts for 4 Straight Years
The Ministry of Science and Technology published the latest rankings of national hi-tech zones in terms of their comprehensive strength. The Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (CDHT) was ranked No.4 nationwide and first in western China.
Jan 05, 2015
Welcome to Chengdu, City of Gastronomy
Chengdu ranked 1st on China’s most popular domestic travel destinations list and 70% travelers come to the city for its food, according to a travel report published by Mafengwo, a major tourist information website in China.
Jun 18, 2015
Chengdu Ranked 2nd among 2015 MasterCard Global Fastest-growing Destination Cities
Chengdu was ranked as the world’s second fastest-growing destination city between 2009 and 2015, according to the 2015 MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index which was released on June 30.
Jul 03, 2015
Chengdu Ranked 4th among the Top 10 Most Mentioned Chinese Cities by Facebook Users
A lot of charming tourist attractions in Sichuan have long been attracting numerous overseas tourists.
Sep 28, 2015
Chengdu Tops ‘10 Happiest Cities in China’ List for 3 Straight Years
Chengdu ranked first on the list of “Top 10 Happiest Cities in China” at a forum on overall well-off level of happy cities in China held on October 31st.
Nov 04, 2015
Chengdu’s Q1 GDP Ranks 8th among Major Chinese Cities
According to data from statistics bureaus of cities in the Chinese mainland, Chengdu’s GDP in the first quarter ranked 8th among major Chinese cities, with 260.17 billion yuan.