Hey, big spenders

Which country's citizens spend the most on travel abroad? According to Travel Daily News, a global trade industry news portal, the past decade has seen emerging markets such as China and Russia move up on the list. Here are the new rankings, based on 2012 figures for international travel spending.

1. China ($102 billion)

2. Germany ($83.8 billion)

3. United States ($83.7 billion)

4. United Kingdom ($52.3 billion)

5. Russian Federation ($42.8 billion)

6. France ($38.1 billion)

7. Canada ($35.2 billion)

8. Japan ($28.1 billion)

9. Australia ($27.6 billion)

10. Italy ($26.2 billion)

-- Linda Zavoral, travel@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow at Twitter.com/ buh_byetravel.