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Brazil, Argentina, and other Top 20 markets that drive global tourism the most

According to Global Destination Cities Index Mastercard, tourism industry handled a record $ 8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs in 2018

  • US is the favorite destination for Brazilians; Brazil is the argentines first choice
  • Travel industry handled $ 8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs worldwide in 2018

The Global Destination Cities Index: Origins, a survey commissioned by Mastercard, revealed that Brazil and Argentina are on the list of the Top 20 markets that most promote tourism in the world. Argentina and Brazil occupy 16th and 17th places and are the only markets in Latin America that appear on the list.

The study also shows that, according to the World Travel and Tourism, the travel industry handled a record $ 8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs worldwide in 2018. The Index itself also shows the destinations that are most visited by tourists of those Top 20 countries. For an example, the favorite destination for Brazilians is the United States (41.7%), followed by Italy (7.9%) and Argentina (7%). In the cities category, only the US enters with New York (11.2%), Orlando (10.9%) and Miami (9.7%).

The Global Destination Cities Index Mastercard: Origins specifically classifies the cities of origin of people traveling internationally, in addition to the top destinations visited. Check out the complete Top 20 rankings below:

1 – United States
2 – Mainland China
3 – Germany
4 – United Kingdom
5 – France
6 – South Korea
7 – Japan
8 – Canada
9 – Russia
10 – Taiwan
11 – Australia
12 – India
13 – Italy
14 – Spain
15 – Netherlands
16 – Argentina
17 – Brazil
18 – Saudi Arabia
19 – Indonesia
20 – Malaysia

Ranking of preferred countries by source market:

1 – United States: Mexico, Canada, Italy
2 – China: Thailand, Japan, United States
3 – Germany: Italy, Spain, Austria
4 – United Kingdom: Spain, United States, India
5 – France: Spain, United States, United Kingdom
6 – South Korea: Japan, China, Vietnam
7 – Japan: United States, China, Taiwan
8 – Canada: United States, Mexico, India
9 – Russia: Turkey, Thailand, Tunisia
10 – Taiwan: Japan, China, South Korea
11 – Australia: United States, Indonesia, Thailand
12 – India: United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Saudi Arabia
13 – Italy: Spain, United States, France
14 – Spain: France, United Kingdom, Italy
15 – Netherlands: Spain, Italy, United Kingdom
16 – Argentina: Brazil, Chile, Uruguay
17 – Brazil: United States, Italy, Argentina
18 – Saudi Arabia: United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Turkey
19 – Indonesia: Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia
20 – Malaysia: China, Thailand, Japan

Ranking of preferred cities by source market:

1 – USA: Cancun, Toronto, London
2 – China: Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo
3 – Germany: Palma de Mallorca, Bolzano, Tiroler Unterland
4 – United Kingdom: Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Dublin
5 – France: London, Marrakech, Barcelona
6 – South Korea: Osaka, Hokkaido, Tokyo
7 – Japan: Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok
8 – Canada: Washington, Las Vegas, New York
9 – Russia: Antalya, Pattaya, Phuket
10 – Taiwan: Tokyo, Hokkaido, Okinawa
11 – Australia: Bali, Singapore, New York
12 – India: Dubai, Singapore, Mecca
13 – Italy: Paris, London, Barcelona
14 – Spain: Paris, London, Lisbon
15 – Netherlands: London, Paris, Tiroler Unterland
16 – Argentina: Porto Alegre, Montevideo, Valparaiso
17 – Brazil: New York, Orlando, Miami
18 – Saudi Arabia: Bahrain, Dubai, Istanbul
19 – Indonesia: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Mecca
20 – Malaysia: Singapore, Bangkok, Chennai