Lagos is Africa’s Second Most Visited Destination in 2013.
MasterCard recently released its Â annual Global Destination Cities Index 2013.
International visitor arrivals grew almost twice as fast as world real Â GDP, and their cross-border spending grew over 2.3 times faster. So despite theÂ persistent weakness of constrained demand in the global economy, international Â travel is growing strongly, and the 132 of the worldâ€™s most important destinationÂ cities are benefiting from this powerful trend.
The MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities are ranked based on the following criteria:
- The number of their total international visitor arrivals
- The cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities
During 2010 and 2011, however, Lagos suffered a severe contraction, with visitor numbers declining by about 20 percent each year, before recovering to around 6.9 percent growth in 2012.