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MasterCard 2012 Global Destination Cities Index

The following table is a ranking of the top 20 fastest growing destination cities according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released in Singapore today.

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                              Growth
Rank    Destination City        Rate
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1.      Rio de Janeiro         28.6%
2.      Tokyo                  21.5%
3.      Quito                  18.8%
4.      Abu Dhabi              17.9%
5.      Tunis                  17.7%
6.      Dubai                  15.3%
7.      Taipei                 15.1%
8.      Istanbul               14.7%
8.      Beijing                14.7%
10.     Bogota                 12.6%
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                              Growth
Rank    Destination City        Rate
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11.     Lima                   11.7%
12.     Riyadh                 10.4%
13.     Nairobi                10.0%
14.     Singapore               9.9%
15.     Seoul                   9.8%
16.     Cairo                   8.3%
17.     Shanghai                8.2%
18.     Toronto                 7.6%
19.     Washington              7.2%
20.     Caracas                 7.0%
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Notes: Released by Mastercard Worldwide

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