Bangkok is this year's top travel destination, according to new research by MasterCard. While London took the top spot last year, it has now been edged out by a tiny margin.
The study looked at international visitor numbers over the past year, with Paris, Singapore and New York rounding out the top five. A noticeable trend to the research is the dominance of the Asia-Pacific region.
Of the 132 cities ranked, 42 are Asian countries. "With the rise of the Asia-Pacific region, this year's index reflects the rebalance that the globe is undergoing in large part because of the rise of emerging markets," says MasterCard executive Ann Cairns.