Thailand’s Economy Focus   : Bangkok 2nd Top Global City Destination and First in Asia-Pacific, MasterCard Index Shows News

Thailand’s Economy Focus : Bangkok 2nd Top Global City Destination and First in Asia-Pacific, MasterCard Index Shows

For the top five destination cities in the Asia-Pacific, Bangkok is in the top rank.  It is followed by Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Seoul, remaining unchanged from 2013.

Ann Cairns, President of International Markets, MasterCard, said, “The Index points to a continued strong demand and interest in air travel, both for business and personal travel. The recognition of this year’s top international destinations reinforces the continued importance of cities as business, cultural and economic hubs.”

In previous years, Bangkok has shown among the world’s biggest gains in international air travel, with double digit percentage increases in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the city saw a 16.7% increase in international overnight visitors.

 

Read more: http://www.pata.org/news/bangkok-2nd-top-global-city-destination-but-first-in-asia-pacific-mastercard-index-shows

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