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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
It’s not quite an equal comparison, but there’s been little correlation between the most-Instagrammed locations versus where tourists check into on Facebook or what destinations they’re searching on Google.
Paris is the only other international destination on the list with the Eiffel Tower taking the seventh spot on the list.
Times Square is fourth on the list, but was the number one on Facebook’s list of most checked-in places in the U.S. this year. The remaining six of the locations are in California, although they’re closer to L.A. than Silicon Valley.