Thirteen African, cities including Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Maputo and Nairobi, have been ranked among the world’s most-visited cities in the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

“This is the second instalment of this MasterCard Index, which is used as a barometer for understanding the global economy and the dynamic flow of commerce across the world,” said Dries Zietsman, Country Manager, MasterCard Worldwide, South Africa. “The index ranks 132 global cities by their total international visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by visitors in the destination cities. It also forecasts visitor and passenger growth for 2012,” he said.

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