By: Tsai Yi-chu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taipei has been listed as the 15th most favored destination city for international visitors for the first time this year and the average amount spent by tourists here exceeded the spending in neighboring Tokyo and Seoul, according to the latest “Global Destination Cities Index Report released by Mastercard.
The report showed that Taipei has set a new record on international visitor numbers with 7.35 million visitors this year, an increase of 500,000 more visitors compared to the same period last year.
That helped it rank 15th in the world for the first time this year and 7th in the competitive Asia-Pacific region, according to Mastercard.
The report projects international visitor volume and estimated spending in 2016 for 132 destination cities in the world. [FULL STORY]