Bangkok world’s 2nd most visited city, above London and Paris

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Southeast Asian cities are among the most visited by international visitors in the world, with Thai cities performing especially well, according to a recent study

Three Southeast Asian cities make up the world’s top ten most visited destinations this year, according to a report by the consultancy Euromonitor International titled “Top 100 City Destinations 2018”. Thailand’s bustling capital claimed the second spot, behind Hong Kong, while Singapore ranked fourth and Kuala Lumpur ninth.

Wouter Geerts, the creator of the report, attributes Southeast Asian cities’ high ranking to the rise in Chinese travellers.

“The strong growth in outbound departures from China skews global city arrivals in favour of Asian destinations. Over the past five years (2012-2017), arrivals from China to Thailand have risen by 28.8%, to Malaysia by 7.9%, and to Singapore by 13.2%.

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