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Bangkok, Seoul earned most tourist dollars in 2015; Tokyo surges

Airports of Thailand, Bangkok’s main gateway

SINGAPORE -- Bangkok collected the most tourist dollars in the Asia-Pacific region last year, followed by Seoul and Singapore, according to a survey by MasterCard.

     Despite China's slowdown and the austerity push by the country's president, Xi Jinping, Chinese tourists continued to play a decisive role in tourism trends in the region, accounting for 20% of total spending.

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