Bali Ranked 6 Paradise Shopping in Asia
Singapore ranks among the top sought by foreign tourists in shopping
Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Peninsula, Bali - Image Credit M Paath Djojonegoro
Asia Pacific's first shopping paradise country that is the destination of the world's tourists is apparently still in the region around Southeast Asia, especially Singapore and Bangkok, while Tokyo ranks next with Taipei.
This is in accordance with the Asia Pacific Destinations Index 2017 released by the Mastercard credit card principals, citing the site CNN Indonesia, today, can be a clue to tourists who may be on their way to cities in Asia.
You can see the attractiveness of Bangkok in second place, the city most visited by foreign tourists, after Singapore as the first shopping paradise country in Asia Pacific with total foreign tourist expenditure of US $ 15.4 billion over the past year.
The area that also attracts tourists is Bali Island, though more famous as an island that has its own uniqueness, is in the sixth position, and now continue to get specific attention from foreign tourists.
Interesting notes compiled by Mastercard on Monday, May 22nd, they call that money flowing from foreign tourists who managed to move to shopping centers in Singapore increased 18 percent.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore - Image Credit V Saver
"Singapore managed to attract tourists with the highest expenditure of US $ 254 per day, followed by Beijing for US $ 242, Shanghai for US $ 234, Hong Kong US $ 211 and Taipei at US $ 208 per day."
They also noted that the influx of tourist arrivals continues to increase, the amount of foreign tourist spending while on holiday to the Asia Pacific region nearly doubled.
You can agree with the fact that with the increasing number of middle class in the world.
Sleeping Buddha, Bangkok - Image Credit PT Hadi
Mastercard noted that total tourist spending in the region increased from US $ 141.5 billion in 2009 to US $ 244.9 billion in 2016.
"As a country famous as a global shopping and eating place, Singapore is the most popular country amongst Chinese and South Korean high class tourists seeking a new shopping and culinary experience."
You can see the amount of tourist spending on the visited Asian cities.
1. Singapore - US $ 15.4 billion
2. Bangkok, Thailand - US $ 12.7 billion
3. Tokyo, Japan - US $ 11.1 billion
4. Taipei, Taiwan - US $ 9.9 billion
5. Seoul, South Korea - US $ 9.4 billion
6. Bali, Indonesia - US $ 8.7 billion
7. Phuket, Thailand - US $ 8.3 billion
8. Kuala Lumpur - US $ 7.3 billion
9. Sydney, Australia - US $ 6.8 billion
10. Hong Kong, China - US $ 6.6 billion
In accordance with Mastercard's research with their commitment to support the Asia Pacific tourism industry, as a material for analyzing tourist travel in 171 Asia Pacific destinations.
"So it can help tourism industry actors, governments, and stakeholders to better understand and meet the demand of tourists."
Source: G Putro Jati - CNN Indonesia, Mastercard
Image: M Paath Djojonegoro, V Saver, PT Hadi