According to the latest Global Destination Cities Index, the international destinations with the highest concentration of visitors traveling for relaxation and leisure is Punta Cana
Punta Cana leads the list of top ten cities where more than 90 percent 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, beach goers 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
- 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%)
International travel continues to grow at an incredible rate, transforming local economies and enabling people to broaden their horizons—whether they travel for work or for play.
Source: Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index
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