Three Cities in Thailand among the 20 Most-visited Destinations in the World

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Three Cities in Thailand among the 20 Most-visited Destinations in the World

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:11 am

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BANGKOK, 6th October 2018 (NNT) – Three cities in Thailand, Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya, have been listed among the 20 most-visited destinations in the world, according to Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) 2018.

Bangkok retains its ranking as the world’s most-visited city for the third consecutive year. About 20.05 million travelers visited Bangkok in 2017, with the average length of stay at 4.7 nights, and average spending at US$173 (5,500 baht) a day. Since 2012, Thailand’s capital city has topped the survey five times.

In the GDCI 2018, Phuket, with 9.29 million tourists, came in 12th place, and Pattaya 18th, with 8.67 million visitors. According to Mastercard, the fact that Thailand has three cities in the top 20 reflects the country’s infrastructure stability and perfect mix of business and leisure opportunities, as well as its unique culture and affordability, in comparison with other global metropolitan areas.
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Every year, Mastercard puts together its Global Destination Cities Index, which ranks more than 160 cities based on how popular they are with tourists. The survey not only culls visitor numbers and travel spending data—think airline ticket purchases, souvenir buying

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Re: Three Cities in Thailand among the 20 Most-visited Destinations in the World

Post by yong » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:21 am

Amazing Thailand indeed
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