Lifestyle / Travel says US travelers love London and Paris

London, Paris and Toronto are Americans’ favorite international destinations.

Jan 28, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

While London and Paris continue to dominate the list of most popular foreign destinations, many cities saw a significant boost in American tourism in 2013.

london big ben

That’s according to, which came up with a list of the most frequented destinations of 2013 based on its own Hotel Price Index.

The latest ranking comes in the aftermath of a recent spat between Paris and London, in which French officials disputed claims that London is on track to overtake Paris with a projected 16 million international visitors in 2013.

Meanwhile, Toronto bumped Rome to fourth place to crack the top three spots thanks to a plunging Canadian dollar and “captivating art scene.”

colosseum in rome

The report also singles out Dubai as a destination to watch, as the affluent city surpassed longtime favorites like Madrid, Florence, and Venice, cracking the top 15 foreign cities on the list.

Here are the Top 10 most popular foreign cities (2013) amongst American travelers by – destinations expected to continue to trend this year.

1. London
2. Paris
3. Toronto
4. Rome
5. Vancouver
6. Tokyo
7. Hong Kong
8. Montreal
9. Barcelona
10. Niagara Falls

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