World’s Most Visited City: Bangkok, Thailand
For the last four years, the Thai capital has been the most visited city on the planet. The latest figures reveal that 22.78 million international overnight travellers head to Bangkok on an annual basis.
Having overtaken London, the long-time leader, this is now the place to be for those keen to keep up with the latest tourist trends.
Visitor numbers have begun to plateau in London, the UK’s capital slipping to third on Mastercard’s latest Global Destination Cities Index, with Paris moving into second place, with 19.1 million visitors annually. Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and New York make up the nearest also-rans on a list of 200 cities, with Bangkok once again taking the crown — and no sign that its appeal is about to wane. Tourism accounts for one fifth of Thailand’s GDP, making this good news for the powers that be there.