Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is overjoyed that Bangkok has been voted the number one global destination city for international overnight visitors, Government Spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Saturday.
According to the seventh Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) released on Thursday, it is the fifth time since 2012 – and the third consecutive year – that the Thai capital has grabbed the top spot. Phuket came 12th and Pattaya 18th.
Sansern said Prayut would like to thank foreign tourists who voted for the three Thai cities.
“The government affirmed that foreign tourists are special guests of Thais,” Sansern said.
He said the prime minister wanted Thais to impress foreign tourists and make them happy during their stay so they would want to come back.