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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.

CityCountryInbound Arrivals (2017)
BarranquillaColombia            107,900
BaselSwitzerland            386,400
CologneGermany         1,148,500
CopenhagenDenmark         3,061,000
GoaIndia            705,400
LondonUnited Kingdom       19,842,800
MontevideoUruguay            963,300
MoscowRussia         4,632,300
NiceFrance         2,141,000
Quebec CityCanada            765,000
Rio de JaneiroBrazil         2,253,600
SalvadorBrazil            407,300
Santo DomingoDominican Republic         1,403,800
VeniceItaly         5,227,300

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 Travelmomondo, 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.

 

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