Subscribe to our email alerts

Beyond the Transaction: Every Transaction Has a Story

Fun Facts on the Top 10 Destination Cities in Asia/Pacific

1. Bangkok – Home to the most instagrammed place in the world – Siam Paragon mall.

2. Singapore – International visitors spending on a per resident basis is US$2,600, the second highest globally, after Dubai.

3. Kuala Lumpur – A growth rate of 13.1% in international visitors; the highest in the global top 10 destination cities.

4. Hong Kong – Has grown by 76.7% in terms of international connectivity with other air hubs over the last five years.

5. Seoul – The second most populous metropolitan area in the world, after Tokyo.

6. Taipei – One of Los Angeles’ top 5 feeder cities, along with Vancouver, London, Seoul, and Paris.

7. Shanghai – Historically known as one of the world’s oldest trading outposts and today it’s the world’s busiest trading port.

8. Tokyo – Its Shinjuku station is the world’s busiest train station with more than 3 million passengers passing through the station per day.

9. Mumbai – The only Indian city to be named a top 10 destination city in Asia/Pacific.

10. Beijing – The Forbidden City, a World Heritage Site located in the center of Beijing, is made up of hundreds of buildings and nearly 10,000 rooms.

To stay up to date on the latest news, subscribe to our Engagement Bureau or follow us on Twitter @MasterCardAP.