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International Hotspots

Mastercard released its Global Destination Cities Index on Wednesday, revealing that travel remains one of the world’s top desires with the number of international overnight visitors growing a whopping 76 percent since 2009. The index ranks 200 cities around the globe based on a proprietary analysis of publicly available visitor volume and spend data to reveal the world’s most popular and lucrative destinations.

 

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