Euromonitor International has released their most recent Top 100 City Destinations Ranking - so how did South African cities fare?
The ranking is calculated based on the number of arrivals to a city and the year-on-year growth of these numbers between 2014 and 2015.
Why the older figures? Well, while many rankings for current years are based on predictions and projected numbers, EuroMonitor's figures are confirmed arrivals from a variety of sources - figures which take some time to gather, confirm and then publish.
Johannesburg emerged as the most-visited South African city, placing at number 37 on the global ranking. In 2015 the city saw 4 872 300 arrivals - a year-on-year growth of 2.1%
Unfortunately no other South African cities appeared on the global ranking.
The top 10 cities in the ranking were:
1. Hong Kong, China - 26 686 000 arrivals
2. Bangkok, Thailand - 18 734 900 arrivals
3. London, UK - 18 580 000 arrivals
4. Singapore - 16 869 400 arrivals
5. Paris, France - 15 023 000 arrivals
6. Macau - 14 308 500 arrivals
7. Dubai, UAE - 14 260 000
8. Istanbul, Turkey - 12 414 600
9. New York City, US - 12 300 000
10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 12 300 000
So where would we find more information about South African city visitor numbers?
Well, it difficult to just choose another index which has more cities included, as different methodologies can affect results.
However, if you want to look at MasterCard's city ranking for 2016 (which is based in part on projected numbers), Cape Town is South Africa's second most visited city.
Durban takes third place - but all three of our top cities show encouraging growth year-on-year.
While the EuroMonitor index and Mastercard index don't match entirely in terms of numbers, they do both confirm that Johannesburg is Africa's most-visited city and that it continues to show growth.
Hopefully we will soon get more data from our local statistical bodies to have a closer look at how our cities are performing.