In less than half a month a new year will begin and for the majority of us that means time to plan our next vacation. If you have children, you should take into consideration spring and summer breaks, if not, you can plan your trip any time of the year you like.
When it comes to the destination, the possibilities are limitless. Some people prefer going to the most popular tourist destinations, such as Italy or Hawaii, whereas others like to visit places off the beaten track. Some people like to revisit the same place whenever they have a chance.
The popularity of a place depends on many factors. For example, Iceland was the most visited tourist destination just a couple of months ago and people say that the main reasons for this were all the amazing photos taken there. Movies and TV series can also inspire people to visit a certain place. The factors are numerous, but it is still possible to predict the most popular destinations for the next year.
Japan has been breaking records in terms of tourism for quite a few consecutive years. All travel magazines have something interesting to say about this amazing island country, which makes us want to go there even more.
One of the most recent trends regarding tourism in Japan refers to skiing. Huge numbers of people enthusiastic about skiing visit Japan and enjoy themselves in its amazing mountain resorts. Logically, this means that the number of visits spikes in the winter but it does not mean that you should not visit Japan during the other seasons of the year. If you are a nature lover, you should go to Japan in the spring when you can enjoy watching cherry trees blossoming or in the fall when you can see all the changing colors of leaves.
With the recent opening of several luxury hotels, the most notable one being Setai Tel Aviv located in a 12th-century fortress, and more than 15 other hotels currently under construction, there is no doubt that Israel is going to be a giant tourist attraction next year. What’s more, Tel Aviv International Airport is about to get expanded, which will make the country more accessible for people from different parts of the world. A lot of travel agents and tour operators have already started offering amazing tours and packaged holidays in Israel due to their customers increasing requests. Israel’s cuisine is also becoming hot these days.
After the reconstruction of the island’s infrastructure destroyed by some of the most devastating hurricanes, several major resorts in Puerto Rico have received substantial funds for their reconstruction. The newly rebuilt hotels are waiting for tourists to visit their incredible facilities and spas. Puerto Rico will soon have hundreds to thousands more hotel rooms than before the devastating hurricanes. There will be high-class hotels such as Waldorf, JW Marriott, Four Seasons, and many more.
Similar to Iceland, Portugal’s popularity among tourists has spiked all of a sudden. However, if we think more carefully, we can easily see the reasons for this increase. If you are travelling from the USA, it is very convenient to travel to Portugal as it is the closest country in Europe. In addition, if you are on a budget and do not want to spend too much money, you should know that Portugal has some of the most affordable prices in Europe. Apart from Lisbon, more and more tourists are becoming interested in Duoro River Valley and Porto, so it is certain that Portugal will be one of the hottest destinations in 2020.