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Tweeters are in love with Paris

14 March 2016 08:06

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Holidaymakers have made Paris the world's most talked about foreign city, according to a new report.

The study has looked at which destinations are used on Twitter in association with "travel".

The French capital tops the list of overseas hotspots, being tweeted 431,662 times in one year.

UK tourists particularly favour the so-called "Romance Capital" this time of year with spring the season of love.

They are kept amused by world-class attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and other acclaimed museums, plus a welter of shopping and dining opportunities.

Something to talk about

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This leaves holidaymakers free to talk about the quality of their overseas destinations, such as these other highly-tweeted cities ...

2nd place - New York (291,894 travel-associated tweets from February 2015 to January 2016)

Whether it's once-in-a-lifetime retail therapy tourists are searching for or one of the many instantly recognisable sightseeing attractions, New York has something for everyone. The Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty... no wonder it's so talked about.

3rd place - Rome (175,514)

Tourists have plenty to admire in this most historic of centres. The Colosseum, Vatican museums and Sistine Chapel are all household names.

4th place - Tokyo (136,272)

The old and new worlds fuse here with modern delights such as the Tokyo Tower mingling with the ancient Roppongi Hills.

London leads the way

All of these cities have to give second best, however, to a city right on Britons' doorstep: London.

This tops the table with 630,222 travel-related tweets. Its most popular "must-do" attractions are the Coca-Cola London Eye with 241,570 Twitter mentions and the British Museum (219,074).

The Natural History Museum, Tower of London and Tate Modern make up the capital's top five with 129,737, 117,420 and 101,566 respectively.