Four favourite destinations for leisure tourism in Asia Pacific: Mastercard survey

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SINGAPORE (June 20): Mastercard has released findings from its 2018 Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI): Play study, which measures international destinations with the highest concentration of visitors traveling for relaxation and leisure, instead of business.

Among the survey’s results were the top cities in Asia Pacific where over 90% of overnight visitor travel in 2017 was for purposes beyond business, such as for vacations or family visits.

Bali, Indonesia, tops Mastercard’s regional list, with 96.7% of study participants traveling to the city for leisure purposes. This is followed by Phuket in Thailand, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, and Osaka, Japan, at 93%, 92.2%, and 90.8% respectively... (Click here to read the full story)