Djerba is ranked 3rd destination in the world where people go to play, not work, according to the Global Destinations Cities Index (GDCI ) released on Thursday by the world’s most advanced payments technology company “Mastercard.”
“Travel allows us to broaden our horizons by exploring new places, people and experiences,” said Francis Hondal, president of loyalty and managed services at Mastercard. “The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index: Play shows that special cities around the world are tapping into that trend and building a brand of fun, relaxation and enjoyment for like-minded travelers.”
Mastercard focused on helping cardholders travel the world with peace of mind through seamless planning, conveniences and connectivity at their destination and worry-free acceptance at millions of locations around the globe. Compelling travel offerings and benefits help travelers every step of their journey.
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 such as Cusco (Peru), Riviera Maya, (Mexico), Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Cancun (Mexico), Bali (Indonesia), Panama City (Panama), Orlando (United States) and Phuket (Thailand).
«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, » said Mastercard.