Published: 09 June 2015 by: Ginny Cumming

 Wat Mahathat, Bangkok; photo: telmo32 – Flickr

The annual MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index has just been released, and Bangkok is once again one of the world’s top two travel destinations, pipped to the post only by London.

Bangkok is expected to receive 18.24 million international visitors in 2015, just slightly behind London with 18.82 million.

The two cities have topped the Index – which provides a ranking of the 132 most-visited cities around the world – throughout its five-year history.

Forecasted overnight visitors to the rest of the top 10 cities include:

1. London – 18.82 million visitors

2. Bangkok – 18.24 million visitors

3. Paris – 16.06 million visitors

4. Dubai – 14.26 million visitors

5. Istanbul – 12.56 million visitors

6. New York – 12.27 million visitors

7. Singapore – 11.88 million visitors

8. Kuala Lumpur – 11.12 million visitors

9. Seoul – 10.35 million visitors

10. Hong Kong – 8.66 million visitors

Discover more: MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index  

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