Skip to comments.Bangkok Will Be The World's Most-Visited City This Year
Posted on 05/28/2013 8:31:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Thailands capital, the first point of entry for thousands who head to the countrys beaches, has been named the number one destination for international visitors in the Global Destination Cities Index forecast.
The index rates visitor numbers and estimated spend for 132 different destinations around the world.
Bangkok is expected to welcome 15.98 million international arrivals this year, just beating London, which is expecting 15.96 million visitors. London topped the list last year.
The index has been compiled annually by MasterCard since 2010 and this is the first year that an Asian city was named as the number one destination.
The other cities predicted to make the top five are Paris, despite an expected drop in visitor numbers this year, Singapore and New York .
London should be the top European city for visitors once again, followed by Paris, Istanbul, Barcelona and Milan. The speedy rates of growth shown by Istanbul indicated it could possibly overtake Paris in 2016. Between 2009 and 2013, Istanbul had the fastest increase in air travel connectivity of the cities in the index.
Overall in 2013, Asian cities were notably higher up the list, comprising 42 of the 132 cities that were ranked.
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Bangkok is the Los Angeles of Asia, complete with smog and jammed freeways. Some interesting things to see like the Royal Palace and MBK shopping center, but other parts of Thailand are better for vacationers.
One Night in Bangkok
I knew someone would post that!
not the beaches ,it’s the sex trade
LOL - my first thought.
Great video, too...
I see they recovered nicely from the tsunami.
The Thai people are among the nicest, most gentle people on earth. There’s a lot to see in Bangkok.
And they have yummy food.
The family Gamecock is headed there for a couple week vacation later this year. We can’t wait.
Hitting the beaches in Khao Lak and then a couple days in Bangkok with a stop over in Hong Kong on the way home.
Thailand; home of low-cost whistles. Full of pseudoerotic tales during Opium excursions.
I loved it. Intoxicating. Ladies driving around on mopeds with their one year olds hanging off their laps--oh, the nanny staters would stroke out if we had one tenth of what Thailand has going on on any given city block.
To my #16....
To me, the best thing about Thailand was the superabundance of fresh fruit. When the End of the World comes, Thailand will be the one country that never starves. :)
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