Mastercard using what it claims public available data (not its transactional data) claims the number one destination city for international travel is Bangkok, Thailand.
London, which was number one a year ago drops to #2.
Dubai is at the top of the ranking for visitor spending. In 2016, its 14.9 million international overnight visitors spent $28.5 billion, with more than 10% growth forecast for 2017. New York and London rank second and third, respectively, in spending, says Mastercard’s tourism report recently released.
PillartoPost.org’s intrepid, hard livered, night life travel writer Holden DeMayo has compiled his own list of one hot looking adventure per city. “I am in the process of visiting all the cities using my credit cards—I’m hoping for a Guinness record on charges.” Holden filed this report from his headquarters in a Belize cantina. Fuzzy image of him attached below.
KUALA LUMPUR—A city waiting to be understood and appreciated. Cantaloupe Restaurant's view atop 23rd floor of Troika tower.
ISTANBUL—A metropolis of nooks and crannies where new meets old. Tourist visits 24-7 Grand Bazaar.