There’s nothing more exhilarating than packing up your suitcase, hopping on a plane, and jetting off to a strange city for the first time.
But, with so many glorious global destinations on offer, it can be hard to pick just one for your holidays.
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Thank goodness, then, for Mastercard’s 2016 Global Destination Cities Index.
In their detailed report, they’ve broken down the world’s most popular holiday destinations of 2016, helping to identify key travel trends in the process.
Scroll through to see their findings...