Top cities where people go to play, not work
Mastercard today released the 'Global Destination Cities Index: Play', looking at the international destinations with the highest concentration of visitors travelling for relaxation and leisure.
JOHANNESBURG - Thinking of taking some time off to kick back and relax? If you have enough Randelas, these 10 cities are worth considering.
Mastercard today released the Global Destination Cities Index: Play, looking at the international destinations with the highest concentration of visitors travelling for relaxation and leisure.
Building on nearly a decade of insight into international travel trends, the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for
Punta Cana leads the list of top 10 cities where more than 90% of overnight visitor travel in 2017 was for purposes beyond business, such as vacation or family visits. The list includes several lesser-known destinations
that cater to eco-tourists, history buffs, beachgoers and adventure seekers.
With cultures uniquely their own but with a common focus on relaxation and fun, the top 10 cities include:
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (99.9%)
- Cusco, Peru (98%)
- Djerba, Tunisia (97.7%)
- Riviera Maya, Mexico (97.5%)
- Palma de Mallorca, Spain (97.2%)
- Cancun, Mexico (96.8%)
- Bali, Indonesia (96.7%)
- Panama City, Panama (96.3%)
- Orlando, United States (94.1%)
- Phuket, Thailand (93%)