Pattaya is the fifteenth most visited city in the world, Bangkok remains number one

Source: MasterCard Index

Bangkok was the world’s most-visited city in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, ahead of Paris and London, according to a ranking compiled by Mastercard Inc.

Thailand’s capital hosted more than 22 million international overnight travellers, Mastercard’s latest Global Destination Cities Index shows. Paris and London followed in second and third with just over over 19 million each.

Pattaya came in at fifteenth. Although Western visitors have fallen due to the strength of the baht and the global economy, Indian Nationals and Chinese have sustained the overall numbers.

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