Bangkok world's 3rd most visited city

Bangkok still ranks third in MasterCard's annual list of most visited cities in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

Bangkok (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

In the Global Destination Cities Index for 2012, London remains on top of the list, followed by Paris, Bangkok and Singapore.

The report says Bangkok has the highest total number of visitors (12.2 million) and visitors' spending (US$19.3 billion) in Asia-Pacific. The capital city of Thailand is also in front of Paris as the world's third-ranking city by visitor spending.

London ranks first by visitor spending, followed by New York, according to MasterCard.

"Despite sluggish economic growth around the world, the number of people travelling abroad continues to increase," the report says.

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