The 10 International Tourists

Here’s Where Most Of The World’s Tourists Come From

Ever feel like you go on vacation only to be surrounded by groups of people from your home country? You’re not alone. In fact, the countries where the most international tourists come from have just been revealed.

Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index: Origins ranks where the most international tourists come from, and their top destinations.

The report shows that the majority of international tourists are from the United States, with China close behind

This year also saw travel from across Asia-Pacific increase; the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, which were not in the top 10 a decade ago, rose to No. 6 and No. 10. A lot of travellers also come from the UK, France and Canada.

As for where these travellers like to visit? The top destination for US tourists is Cancun, Mexico; Chinese love Bangkok, Thailand and the Germans make a beeline for Mallorca, Spain.

Here’s the Top 10 tourist origin countries and their favourite destinations:

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If you’re from any of the above countries, do you agreed with the findings? We bet you’ve been to all three popular cities…

Origins is a breakout report of the broader Global Destination Cities Index, with full rankings coming out later this year. Keep out for the reveal of the world’s most popular cities to visit.

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder and global head of content of Big 7 Travel, 26-year-old Sarah created the company through her passion for discovering the world's best food and travel experiences. Formerly based in Dublin, Ireland, she now travels the world sharing her finds with our readers - a community that loves travel just as much as we do.

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