10 World Travel Destinations Picked by Experts
The new year is ahead. Which city shall we go on a trip to next year? At the end of the year, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has organized the best Destinations to Visit in 2020′ recommended by world travel experts. Here are 10 of them.
Bhutan, referred to as the world’s last Shangri-La (utopia),” was selected as the best destination of 2020 by a rough guide of UK travel destinations. Bhutan, a small country located in the Himalayas, is famous for its natural scenery. Bhutan strictly limits the number of tourists in order to preserve its natural environment. This makes it the only country in the world that contributes to reducing carbon dioxide. Bhutan also announced that it would declare a ‘100% organic country’ starting next year and completely ban the use of herbicides and pesticides. It is explained that it is the best place to visit in these days when awareness of environmental issues is increasing.
2. Boston (USA)
Rough Guide also picked Boston, Massachusetts, USA as one of the best places to travel in 2020. Next year marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of 102 British Puritans’Pilgrim Fathers’ in 1620 and forming a group. The exact location they arrived at is Plymouth, 60 kilometers southeast of Boston.
Los Angeles, the City of Angels features some of the country’s most eclectic cuisine and dozens of highly acclaimed restaurants. Away from the revitalized downtown area, the Malibu and Santa Monica beaches provide sun, sand, and surfing, while Venice Beach offers close-ups of the city’s most unique residents.
Los Angeles both confirms and dismantles all of its stereotypes. Sure, it’s a sprawling metropolis with eternally congested freeways, but it also contains one of the most diverse and unique sets of neighborhoods in the United States.
4. Buri Ram (Thailand)
Buriram Province, located in northeastern Thailand, means’City of Happiness’. Accommodation sharing service Airbnb has named this city of happiness as one of the spotlights. It is famous for the Khmer ruins and the Phanom Long Historical Park, which is called a miniature version of Angkor Wat.
National Geographic named Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina as’the best trip to go in 2020′. Bosnia and Herzegovina, a member of the former Yugoslavia, fought a three-year civil war with independence during the dissolution of the Union in 1992, and the civil war ended with the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in 1995. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement. The highlight of Mostar is the’Old Bridge’ built in the 16th century. It is surprising that it was preserved intact during the war.
The US business magazine Forbes recommended the Italian island of Sicily as one of the best destinations for next year. Sicily has many impressive ancient sites, including the Roman amphitheater. Etna Volcano, an active volcano located in the eastern part of the island, is also famous. Ragusa, Syracuse, and Taormina, which boast delicious food and elegant scenery, are also attractions.
Two cities in Argentina have been named on the list of the 20 Best Places to Visit in 2020 by American Business Magazine. Bariloche, a resort city surrounded by lakes and mountains, and Mendoza, a wine city of the Andes.
The Atacama Desert, which stretches north and south along the South American Andes, is one of Forbes’ top attractions in South America. The beautiful Altiplano plateau is said to have rarely rained.
British travel publisher Titan announced the Austrian city of Salzburg as the’Pick of 2020′. In Salzburg, Mozart’s hometown, the world-class music festival’Salzburg Festival’ is held every July to August. This year, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the festival, a wealth of events will be prepared.
The Wall Street Journal recommended Ethiopia as a new year’s destination. It is said to satisfy even the most demanding tourists with its beautiful natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church’Timket’, which is held for three days from January 20th next year in Addis Ababa, the capital city, is the country’s most spectacular festival. At this time of year, pilgrims from all over the world flock to Ethiopia, Africa’s oldest independent country.
The British Tourism Agents Association has ranked Georgia as one of the ’12 Notable Places of 2020′. “Georgia’s capital Tbilisi is on the verge of becoming famous, so now is the best time to visit.” The Georgian Military Highway crosses the snow-capped Caucasus Mountains, connecting Russia and Tbilisi. Along with the beautiful scenery, the hospitality of the locals is also expected. “Guests are a gift from God” is an old Georgian proverb.