Needing some inspiration for the hottest tourist destinations around?
With so many countries that have become more accessible in recent years, it can be hard to know for sure which destinations will attract global tourists every year. These five countries will inspire anyone to book first class airline tickets immediately.
The dramatic volcanic landscape of Iceland has a lasting impact on travellers. The black lava beaches, the geysers and glaciers stay in one’s memory long after leaving this Arctic country. It’s a mystical location, where one can witness the Northern Lights in all its beauty. The Blue Lagoon’s famous geothermal waters continue to attract global tourist every year, eager to bathe and rejuvenate in this heavenly, natural spa. For a more adventurous but equally breathtaking experience, try snorkelling or scuba diving the Silfra – where you can float between two continental plates. The clarity of the water will make any tourist feel like they are floating in a dreamlike state.
Steeped in a rich history, tourists fall in love with Japan due to the culture, the food, the people and the landscape. The people are polite and friendly, the service is outstanding. During the winter, Japan’s ski fields in the north become a playground for the world’s skiers and snowboarders. With over 500 ski fields to choose from, there’s terrain for all levels. Japan has over 200 volcanoes including the tallest mountain in Fiji, Mt Fuji, an active volcano. While the natural landscape of Japan is stunning, the architecture is an attraction in itself, especially its temples and shrines. In fact, in the Nara prefecture alone, there are eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The public transportation system is easy to get around, the country is clean and there’ll always be something to surprise you!
Israel may seem scary for some travellers because of political turmoil and religious wars. But it continues to attract a global audience every year, many of them pilgrims on a journey to the Holy Land.
In 2017, Jerusalem is playing host to the very first TBEX International Conference. This is a major international travel blogging conference, attracting thousands of bloggers & tourism brands to various destinations each year. Can you take a guess at what the latest destination trend is going to be after the world’s most influential travel bloggers have written about Jerusalem?
A haven for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, New Zealand constantly tops the bucket list for many travellers across the globe. For scuba divers, head to the Poor Knights Islands, a marine reserve said to be one of the world’s top ten dive spots. Queenstown and Wanaka turn into winter resorts for snowboarders and skiers and adventure playgrounds in the warmer months for adrenalin junkies. Bungee jump 134 metres over the Nevis River or ride the iconic Shotover Jet through white water rapids on the famous Shotover River.
National Parks are situated in remote parts of the country, including the clear waters and secluded beaches along the Abel Tasman National Park at the top of the South Island.
With its turquoise waters and white sand beaches, it’s hard to resist this archipelagic nation. The ultimate in island getaways, the Maldives are a favourite destination for honeymooners and luxury travellers to get away from the busyness of life and slip into a secluded, peaceful dream. For those wanting to explore more, the Maldives provide world-class scuba diving and snorkelling, as well as surfing, parasailing and kitesurfing. The Maldives attract water lovers from all over the world.