Saturday, 28 September 2013

Top 20 Global Destination - Mastercard Global Destination Cities 2013 Index


2013 MasterCard Global Destination Cities 2013 Index released in Dubai , May 29 2013 saw Kuala Lumpur in better potion compared to 2012 and 2011's index. While, Bangkok became the First Cities in Asian rank top since the index was launched in 2010.



I did some comparison between 2011, 2012 and 2013 in term of ranking ;

Rank

2013

2012

2011
1
Bangkok
London
London
2
London
Paris
Paris
3
Paris
Bangkok
Bangkok
4
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
5
New York
Istanbul
Hong Kong
6
Istanbul
Hong Kong
Istanbul
7
Dubai
Madrid
Madrid
8

Kuala Lumpur
Dubai
Rome
9
Hong Kong
Frankfurt
Dubai
10
Barcelona

Kuala Lumpur
Frankfurt
11
Seoul
Seoul

Kuala Lumpur
12
Milan
Rome
Seoul
13
Rome
New York
New York
14
Shanghai
Shanghai
Barcelona
15
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Shanghai
16
Tokyo
Milan
Milan
17
Vienna
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
18
Taipei
Vienna
Vienna
19
Riyadh
Beijing
Beijing
20
Los Angeles
Taipei
Taipei


Air Travel Connectivity placed Kuala Lumpur at rank #6 in term of Increase in Index Valur of Air Travel Connectivity from 2009 to 2013 with 8.4% increase. ;

 
Globally, Bangkok outranked London as 2013’s number one destination city with only about 25,000 visitors separating the two – a difference of about one percent.  The Index predicts that Bangkok will draw the highest international visitor numbers in 2013, ahead of London, Paris, Singapore, and New York.

The MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities ranks cities in terms of the number of their total international visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities, and gives visitor and passenger growth forecasts for 2013.

To read more about the report clicks here http://c15210660.r60.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MasterCard-Global-Destination-Cities-2013-Report.pdf