Bangkok top Asian city for visitors

Despite last year’s violence in the city and the lingering political uncertainties, Bangkok is ranked first among Asian cities based on the estimated number of international arrivals by air and the level of visitor expenditure this year, according to the findings of a study conducted by a leading credit-card company.

Globally, the capital is the third-most-popular destination among air travellers and comes fourth in terms of visitor spending.

About 11.5 million air travellers are expected to visit Bangkok and spend US$14.4 billion (Bt436 billion) this year.

However, contrary to the popular perception that most visitors to Thailand are thrifty backpackers, it is estimated that Bangkok’s expenditure per visitor is $1,252, which is ranked third globally after New York ($2,671) and London ($1,274).

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2011/06/02/business/Bangkok-top-Asian-city-for-visitors-30156801.html

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