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The top 10 cities where it’s no work, all play

/ 11:26 AM June 14, 2018
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Mastercard has ranked the top leisure destinations. Image: istock.com/Simon Dannhauer

With 99.9 percent of overnight visitors to Punta Cana citing vacation or family visits as reasons for their trip, the resort town of the Dominican Republic topped Mastercard’s Global Destinations Cities Index, which ranked the top places “where people go to play, not work.”

The top-ranked cities represent the highest concentration of visitors traveling for relaxation and leisure, not business.

In second place, Cusco, Peru follows close behind at 98 percent followed in third place by Djerba, Tunisia.

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The common denominator that threads the top 10 places together? With the exception of Cusco, all are hot, sun-soaked destinations in close proximity to water.

Here are the top 10 cities where visitors go to throw their cares away:

1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2. Cusco, Peru
3. Djerba, Tunisia
4. Riviera Maya, Mexico
5. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
6. Cancun, Mexico
7. Bali, Indonesia
8. Panama City, Panama
9. Orlando, USA
10. Phuket, Thailand
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