Booking.com’s 2020 Travel Predictions have been released and it says that 70% of global travellers say that they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they’ve never had before in 2020. To help inspire travellers to achieve this ambition, it has delved into global booking trends to reveal the top emerging travel destinations for 2020.
The second-largest city on South Korea’s Jeju Island, Seogwipo is a bustling coastal city surrounded by natural wonders of the volcanic coastline. Ideal for active travellers, its clear blue waters will prove popular with scuba-diving enthusiasts, while nearby Mount Hallasan is a great option for those looking to lace up their boots and take a hike. Stay at Heyy Seogwipo Hotel, which is within walking distance of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and nearby walking trails.
Located in northwest Poland, Świnoujście is a beautiful port town on the Baltic Sea that’s a perfect destination for water lovers. Travellers can immerse themselves in the town’s history and visit the Museum of Sea Fishery, which features model vessels and astonishing sea creatures, before continuing the sea theme and taking a walk to the 19th Century Lighthouse for panoramic scenery of the harbour from the observation deck. Houseboat Porta Mare III is the perfect accommodation for sea-loving visitors.
Travellers looking to go off-grid with their 2020 travels should head for the mountains in Zabljak, a small town in northern Montenegro at the centre of the Durmitor mountain region. The must-see list includes Durmitor National Park, Black Lake and the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, a concrete bridge that was once the biggest concrete arch bridge for vehicles in Europe. Holiday Home Vile Calimero offers a family- and pet-friendly stay with views of the surrounding mountains.
For history lovers, Armenia’s capital Yerevan’s past and spectacular architecture makes it a must-experience destination. Take in the spectacle of the St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral, and explore the ruins of the Zvartnos temple located within the Ararat Plateau, enjoying views of the surrounding mountains. While sightseeing in the city, don’t miss the Cascade, a giant stairway made of limestone which features fountains, sculptures and a tranquil garden courtyard. Stay at Panorama Resort & Suites, which offers panoramic hilltop views of Yerevan city and Ararat Mountain.
Bright colonial architecture with colourful and unique landscapes nearby, Salta is located in the heart of the Argentine Andes. Whether taking in the colourful cityscape with a visit to San Francisco Church, a historic church and monastery that dates back to the 1600s or exploring the nearby colourful landscape of The Hill of Seven Colours and Salinas Grandes, a trip to this beautiful part of the world will leave a colourful impression. Sociable Hostal Prisamata is for travellers looking to mingle with other like-minded adventurers.