Top 10 Travel Locations on the Rise!
We know more about our travel habits and interests now than ever before in human history. Thanks to new technology and apps, they have changed and shaped the way we travel. More and more data can be collected and analysed, revealing some interesting things about our travel choices. One of the most interesting things to emerge from this new data is that we can now see which destinations are gaining the most attention. Which has given us this list of Top 10 Travel Locations on the Rise!
If we are smart about how we use this new information, identifying on-the-rise locations offers the opportunity to explore completely new travel destinations before they get too popular and overrun by other tourists flocking to the area. The fact that these places have made the list indicates that they likely have plenty to offer, while still remaining out of the minds of those wishing to travel to the more common and cliche destinations.
Here are the top 10 places around the world that are gaining some serious attention.
1. Tulum, Mexico
Our first on this list is Tulum, an ideal destination for those looking to relax with a leaning toward the romantic side of things. Travelers can enjoy traditional Mayan massage and spa treatments, or spend time on the gorgeous Yucatan beaches sunbathing, all within site of well-preserved ancient ruins. A rare mix of beach, archaeology and village, Tulum is a romantic getaway like no other.
2. Cartagena, Colombia
Another destination gaining some attention is Cartagena, a gorgeous fishing village on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Cartagena has some beautiful beaches, a historic old town, and beautiful colonial architecture. When you feel you need a break from exploring the cobblestone streets, you can always stop at an outdoor cafe for excellent treats and pastries and some good old fashioned people-watching.
3. Porto, Portugal
If Porto sounds familiar, it may due to the fact the is it the town in which port wine was born. Porto is Portugal’s second-largest metropolis after Lisbon. Sometimes called Oporto, it’s an age-old city that has one foot firmly in the industrial present. The 14th-century São Francisco church is a main attraction, as are the local port wine cellars, mostly located across the river at Vila Nova de Gaia.
4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg is situated at the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is gaining a lot of attention with families looking to explore the park’s numerous offerings. Hiking, fishing, rafting or horseback riding, are just some of the activities available. Or, you can ride an elevator 342 feet to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle for some gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.
5. Moscow, Russia
It has been said that in Moscow, the ancient and modern exist side by side. Travelers can catch a metro from one of the ornate stations to a host of historic sites such as Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and other symbols of Moscow’s great and terrible past. After the history lesson, you can go shopping in Boulevard Ring, or people-watch in Pushkin Square.
6. Brighton, United Kingdom
Brighton has been a travel destination for Londoners wishing to indulge themselves in beach getaways ever since the railway was built in 1841. The pebbled beach, Brighton Pier’s amusement arcade, and the Royal Pavilion are the main sights, but you can also visit hundreds of pubs and clubs for a drink, some food, and a good time.
7. New Delhi, India
The Indian capital of New Delhi is a striking contrast to Old Delhi’s winding streets, and traditional setting. Instead, New Delhi presents itself as a modern metropolis with gracious grand avenues and stately buildings with rich history and culture, from Gandhi’s Delhi home to the tomb of Humayun. Just be prepared for some chaotic traffic.
8. Banff, Alberta
Alberta’s favourite mountain town offers an irresistible combination of luxury lodges, perfect powder, renowned restaurants and energetic nightlife. With both summer and winter appeal, Banff lures visitors to its stores, spas and slopes year-round. A thriving arts scene, and proximity to Lake Louise and Kananaskis County, add to its allure.
9. Lima, Peru
Explore ancient Incan archaeological sites, or stroll through the elegant cathedrals and opulent palaces dating from Spanish colonial times, the treasure trove that is the city of Lima has something for everyone. Have a blast exploring the city’s neighbourhoods, especially the beachfront areas, which have great shopping, dining, and fabulous hotels.
10. Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Some of the things you might expect to come across at Foz do Iguacu include giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, endangered jaguars and clouds of butterflies. If this sounds like your kind of time, you can explore this World Heritage-designated park that marks the border between Brazil and Argentina by foot or by raft. Explorers can view one of the world’s most stunning waterfalls, Iguazu Falls in addition to a number of other beautiful natural wonders. A must for nature lovers.