In what may come as little surprise, Saudi Arabians have emerged as the highest rollers when it comes to global travel, spending an average of about $6,670 USD per trip, followed by Australian and Chinese globetrotters.
That's according to a recently released report from Visa's Global Travel Intentions Study 2013, described as a barometer of travel trends around the world.
After surveying 12,630 travellers from 25 countries, the report found that Saudi Arabians are the top spenders, shelling out an average of $6,666 per trip.
Aussies spend an average of $4,118 while abroad, while Chinese holidaymakers spend $3,824.
On a global scale, the average travel budget is projected to spike from $2,390 per trip to $2,500 this year.
Where that differs dramatically, meanwhile, is within Asian markets -- particularly in Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong -- where travel budgets are expected to nearly double (46%) that of their last trip.
The results of the report suggest either economic recovery or a growing appetite for larger travel budgets, says Visa.
'Most popular countries'
Meanwhile, the most popular travel destination both in recent months and for 2013 is the US, as 17% of respondents said they traveled to the country in the last two years, while 10% said they were planning a trip to the US within the year.
Other top destinations over the last two years included the UK and France (both 12%), China, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong (all 10%).
And 31% of global travel is expected to take place in Asia this year, says the report, with Australia and South Korea emerging as some of the preferred destinations for future travel.