TOP 10 DESTINATIONS FOR 2020

Top 10 Destinations For 2020

One of the best things about starting a fresh year is the endless possibilities for new experiences, including travel. To get you inspired for your next adventures, we’ve reviewed a handful of the ‘best places to go’ lists that come out during this time of the year and asked our fellow DISCOVERY travellers where they’re dreaming to go. Where will 2020 take you? Read on and find your next vacation...

Greece

From ancient monuments to magical landscapes, there are plenty of reasons why you should experience a Greek holiday at least once in your lifetime. Famous for its perfect climatic conditions, the country boasts scenic beaches, breathtaking mountains, majestic valleys, lakes, and forests. The natural beauty and diversity are bound to astonish all travellers. And of course, there’s the ridiculously delicious food and drink.

​ ATHENS VOULIAGMENI, GREECE

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​ CORFU, GREECE

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KALAMPAKA, GREECE

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Japan

Summer in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ is going to be massive this 2020. The world’s biggest sporting event, the Olympics, will make its way to Tokyo and millions of fans are expected to arrive. But if you want to escape the fever-pitch activities in the capital, here’s our tip: explore more low-key but no less enjoyable spots, such as Okinawa, Nara, Hakone and Osaka. You’re sure to find plenty of activities in the countryside.

Watch a Kabuki Performance

Be captivated by the drama in this traditional Japanese theatre.

Go-Karting Around Tokyo

Feel the adrenalin rush as you drive on the real streets of Tokyo.

Visit Temples & Shrines

Explore and learn about Japanese history, culture and tradition.

Sushi & Ramen

The most famous Japanese dishes you'd want to try.

The Caribbean

Tourism experts predict that next year, travellers are going to swap road trips and visits to fairytale towns for long walks on the beach. Why choose the Caribbean? The region has over 7,000 islands, prices are fairly affordable, and it has some of the most stunning bone-white beaches in the world. Many islands are opening hot new hotels and restaurants next year, boosting the Caribbean as a top luxury vacation spot.

​ SOUFRIERE, ST LUCIA

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​ DOUGLAS BAY, DOMINICA

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HAVANA, CUBA

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Vancouver

Imagine hiking in the forest, boating on the ocean, and skiing in the mountains all in one place. Vancouver is the ultimate natural playground. One of North America’s most under-rated destinations, it has spearheaded efforts in urban sustainability thanks to its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. It comes as no surprise that this nature-friendly city ranks high in the annual lists of the world’s most “liveable” places.

​ VANCOUVER, CANADA

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​ WHISTLER, CANADA

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WHISTLER, CANADA

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Sri Lanka

Nicknamed as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, this tiny island nation is truly a treasure trove of attractions. Best known for its golden beaches and tantalising dishes, Sri Lanka offers so much more. The abundance of flora and fauna means travellers can enjoy not only a breathtaking landscape—picture misty mountains, stunning waterfalls, leafy hillsides—but also exotic wildlife that include elephants, whales, deers and peacocks.

​ TANGALLE, SRI LANKA

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​ BENTOTA, SRI LANKA

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KALUTARA, SRI LANKA

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Dubai

If you want to witness ‘The World’s Greatest Show’, then you have to include Dubai in your travel bucket list for 2020. The city is pulling out all the stops as it prepares to make history, hosting the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East. The venue for this milestone event? An entirely new city rising from the desert. The six-month-long event kicks off in October and 25 million visitors are expected to attend.

Burj Khalifa

Enjoy 360-degree views of Dubai on the world's tallest building.

Dubai Gold Souk

Find the biggest collection of well-crafted gold & jewellery.

Dubai Creek

Hop on an abra​ and capture the energy of Dubai's old hub.

Dubai Mall

The ultimate shopping destination featuring over 1,200 retail stores.

A skyscraper-laden jewel in the UAE's crown, Dubai is prized for its contemporary feats. The pinnacle of these is the majestic 163-floor Burj Khalifa, one of the world's tallest buildings. Alternatively, those seeking a taste of the traditional can discover areas like Old Dubai; travel between here and other districts in time-honoured style on a wooden abra boat across Dubai Creek. This restored historic neighbourhood is made up of carved gypsum plaster and coral buildings as well as museums, art galleries and local restaurants. Survey the Gold Souk's stalls of ornate jewellery and gleaming precious stones and sumptuous silks at the Textile Souk before trying classic Emirati dishes such as kabsa rice with heavily spiced mixed meats.

​ DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Melbourne

A vibrant city loved by art aficionados and young travellers, Melbourne is as colourful as its multicultural heritage. Dubbed as the ‘cultural and sporting capital’ of Australia, it is home to several international festivals, as well as prestigious sporting events. This cosmopolitan city has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, consistently getting high marks in infrastructure, education, culture, environment, and healthcare.

​ MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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Botswana

The jewel of Southern Africa, this landlocked country is blessed with some of the most amazing spectacles on the planet. In the Okavango Delta, one can witness an abundance of wildlife in biblical proportions. East of the delta, the Makgadikgadi salt pans reveal the remains of an ancient super-lake, covering more than 6,200 square miles of salt-encrusted expanse littered with fossils and Stone Age artifacts.

​ GABORONE, BOTSWANA

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WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

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LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

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Adriatic Region

For centuries, travellers have been smitten by the beauty of the Adriatic. With fairytale-like cities and alluring beaches along the coast of Croatia, and numerous snow-covered mountains and breathtaking castles in Slovenia, the region has established itself as a one-of-a-kind destination. Friendly people, sumptuous cuisines, rich history and culture, make the Adriatic a must-visit for those who want to see a different side of Europe.

​ SAVUDRIJA, CROATIA

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PORTOROZ, SLOVENIA

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VENICE, ITALY

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Arizona

A magnet for nature lovers and wellness-oriented travellers, Arizona is the perfect outdoor escape. The scenery and natural elements here are unlike anywhere else in the United States. Attractions such as Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and the Grand Canyon are enough reasons to visit the state. Holidaymakers can also enjoy a plethora of activities from kayaking and hot air ballooning to bike riding and hiking trails.

​ SCOTTSDALE, UNITED STATES

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TUCSON, UNITED STATES

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LA JOLLA, UNITED STATES

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