This is according to Mastercard’s new breakout report, Global Destination Cities Index: Origins, which ranks where the most international travelers to the world’s 200 most popular tourist cities and regional centres are from.

Business and leisure travelers from the top 10 Origin markets comprise nearly half (49.1%) of all overnight international visitor arrivals to the 200 destinations and 48.4% of their total expenditure, demonstrating the potential of the insights to help shape decision-making for governments, merchants and the global travel industry which contributed a record USD8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs in 2018.

Mastercard: Mainland China and U.S. continue to drive global travel