Bangkok ranked among top 10 summer destinations – Travel Trends 2024 report by Mastercard

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In a recent virtual press briefing, David Mann, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, shared insights into Thailand’s tourism resurgence. With tourist numbers rebounding to within a mere 7% of pre-pandemic levels, Mann’s optimism is palpable, forecasting a complete recovery by 2024.

Bangkok has secured its spot among the elite as one of the world’s top ten summer destinations, courtesy of Mastercard’s latest travel report, “Travel Trends 2024: Breaking Boundaries.” Delving into transaction data from 74 global markets, the report heralds Bangkok as a rising star in the tourism realm, poised to captivate travelers over the coming months.

The allure of Bangkok lies in its multifaceted appeal—a melting pot of vibrant culture, tantalizing cuisine, storied history, and an eclectic array of attractions. Whether it’s the allure of ancient temples, the hustle and bustle of local markets, or the culinary odyssey through street food stalls, Bangkok promises an immersive and unforgettable summer experience for all who venture within its bounds.



In a recent virtual press briefing, David Mann, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, shared insights into Thailand’s tourism resurgence. With tourist numbers rebounding to within a mere 7% of pre-pandemic levels, Mann’s optimism is palpable, forecasting a complete recovery by 2024.

Thailand’s appeal extends beyond its borders, drawing visitors from key markets such as China and Malaysia, solidifying its status as a premier destination in Asia and the Middle East. Notably, inbound flights from South Asia and the ASEAN region have surged by approximately 20% since 2019—a testament to Bangkok’s enduring allure.




Moreover, Thailand’s reputation for affordability and favorable exchange rates makes it an attractive option for extended stays, fueling increased spending and bolstering local economies. Against this backdrop, Bangkok emerges as the ultimate summer sanctuary, beckoning travelers to embark on a journey of discovery and indulgence in the heart of Southeast Asia. (PRD)