Inbound Arrivals to Cities Famous for Carnival

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)
Barranquilla Colombia             107,900
Basel Switzerland             386,400
Cologne Germany          1,148,500
Copenhagen Denmark          3,061,000
Goa India             705,400
London United Kingdom        19,842,800
Montevideo Uruguay             963,300
Moscow Russia          4,632,300
Nice France          2,141,000
Quebec City Canada             765,000
Rio de Janeiro Brazil          2,253,600
Salvador Brazil             407,300
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic          1,403,800
Venice Italy          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.