Global market research company Euromonitor International, the world's leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis, released the Top 100 City Destinations 2018 ranking report, covering the world's leading cities ranked by international tourist arrivals.
According to the ranking, Portugal is "on the spotlight as Porto made it to the top 100 city destinations ranking for the first time, rising 42 positions in the ranking since 2012".
The global top ten is largely occupied by Asian cities, namely Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Macau, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen in the global top 10.
Porto is the newcomer in the ranking this year, with a healthy 5 percent growth and rising 42 positions in the ranking since 2012 to become the 93rd most visited city worldwide.
Porto is indeed "extending its importance for the global travel industry".
Euromonitor International puts together its Global Destination Cities Index, which ranks more than 160 cities based on how popular they are with tourists.