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"Shopping centers for high spending Chinese" key driver in Bangkok's #2 world city place

 

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Thai caption: No 2 in the world

 

Bangkok is once again expected to retain its number two in the world for visitors status on the Euromonitor ranking of 100 city destinations. 

 

The global market research group produces the figures each year - for six years Hong Kong has been number one and Bangkok number two. Hong Kong has retained the top spot despite political unrest. 

 

Bangkok sees a rise in visitors of 6.9% compared to last year, said Sanook who published a list comparing last year and this ahead of the final confirmation of the results. 

 

They said that Bangkok's success was especially driven by high spending Chinese tourists visiting department stores such as the recently opened Icon Siam, the latest jewel in the capital's shopping crown. 

 

Health tourism and promotions such as "Amazing Thailand Go Local" were also propelling growth.

 

Here are the Sanook figures with visitors from last year first then 2019.

 

  1. Hong Kong : 29,262,700 / 26,716,800
  2. Bangkok : 24,177,500 / 25,847,800
  3. London: 19,233,000 / 19,559,900
  4. Macau : 18,931,400 / 20,637,100
  5. Singapore : 18,551,200 / 19,760,800
  6. Paris: 17,560,200 / 19,087,900
  7. Dubai: 15,920,700 / 16,328,300
  8. New York : 13,600,000 / 14,010,000
  9. Kuala Lumpur: 13,434,300 / 14,072,400
  10. Istanbul: 13,433,000 / 14,715,900

 

Elsewhere on the internet Bloomberg indicated that New York was likely to lose its number eight spot and be replaced by New Delhi, India in the top ten, notes Thaivisa. London was likely to drop to fifth according to that media. 

 

 

Source: Sanook

 

 

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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2019-12-06
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2 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

You forget there are way more Chinese coming than Westerners, so in total they spend way more too.

There aren't way more Chinese than western tourists, only slightly more. But western tourists spend about 50% more per visit. Thailand gets more money from western tourists than from Chinese, even when looking at the absolute numbers.

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10 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Come to Bangkok - recorded as twice. Come to London - only count as once - claim asylum, never leave

Come to London head of family counted as one, wife and numerous kids not counted especially when claiming asylum!

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