Bangkok is the world and Asia Pacific top destination  (Photo: bangkokpost.com)

Hanoi (VNA/NNT) - The Thai government is pleased with the latest rankings, which puts Bangkok on the top of the list of the world’s most visited cities in 2016.

Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd, spokesman of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that the annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index report indicated that Bangkok is the top-ranked destination city by international overnight tourist arrivals, with 21.47 million visitors projected for this year.

According to the report, Bangkok has the advantage of geographical location and its diversity in tourist destinations, merchandise, food, culture, entertainment and convenience in transportation.

He said that Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed the government's policy to further develop the quality of Thailand’s tourism in order to attract visitors who will spend more time and money in the country.

The government spokesman said that the country hopes to record total tourism revenue of 2.3 trillion THB this year.-VNA