2012 Was a record-setting year for tourism as an estimated 1 billion vacationers went abroad worldwide and seemingly just as many documented their trips on social media.
(PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Social site GoGo Bot designed specifically for people to share their travel experiences, has released their list of the most “shared” places in the world and Bangkok came in as the 6th most popular; no surprise as nearly 22 million tourists visited Thailand last year.
As reported by CNN Travel, the list is a popularity ranking of cities across the globe based on the quantity of stories, photographs, and “virtual postcards” - an app that allows travelers to document the sites they are visiting and post them to Facebook. Bangkok, which is no stranger to top-10 rankings in travel-related polls and surveys placed sixth, just behind #5 San Diego, USA and ahead of #7 Rome, Italy. Leading the way was Paris, France.
Bangkok entry indicates that over 459,000 people in the Gogobot.com community have visited the city and features recaps of its hotels and vibrant restaurant scene, and countless images of famous temples and other landmarks, wet market and nightlife scenes, and river life on the Chao Phraya.
The rankings are derived from over 10 million travel “documents” from the 2 million+ users connected by the growing social travel platform, and other cities making the list include Barcelona, New York and Venice.
Here’s a look at the top-10 most shared destinations:
1. Paris (France)
2. Las Vegas (USA)
3. San Francisco (USA)
4. Barcelona (Spain)
5. San Diego (USA)
6. Bangkok (Thailand)
7. Rome (Italy)
8. New York (USA)
9. Venice (Italy)
10. Marrakech (Morocco)
International Public Relations Division
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2250 5500 ext. 4545-48
Fax: +66 (0) 2253 7419