Bangkok is number one solo travel destination

So it’s official and we all knew it anyway, Bangkok is the top destination for solo travelers in the World!

Bangkok is this year’s top city for solo travel, according to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index.

Matthew Driver, president for Southeast Asia at MasterCard Inc, left, presents the world’s top travel award to Bangkok governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Monday.

The study looked at the highest international visitor numbers in 2013, with London, Paris, Singapore and New York rounding out the top five.

While London reached the top spot in 2012, it was edged this year by the slimmest of margins with only about 25,000 visitors separating the two, a difference of about 1%.

Thawatchai Arunyik, deputy governor for the domestic market at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said, “The Thailand tourism slogan ‘Amazing Thailand Always Amazes You’ is certainly apt as its capital, Bangkok, has emerged at the top of this year’s index.

“And the word ‘Amazing’ focuses on the interest of foreign tourists towards the country of Thailand. What a tribute this is to our city’s hospitality industry, the transport industry and food and beverage and catering industry and more.”

Remember that if you do travel to Thailand please ensure you have taken out suitable travelling insurance with a good level of medical cover.