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Hottest Destinations 2019

Who decides the "hottest destinations" in the world? Travelers! Here are some of the hottest destinations top clients want to visit.

Who decides the “hottest destinations” in the world?  Travelers!  Here are some of the hottest destinations my clients and Virtuoso travelers want to visit.

Most Popular Countries

Iceland Vik i Myrdal -credit Jen Helzberg

Italy, France, Iceland, South Africa and the USA are at the top of travelers’ lists.  Iceland is hot and continues to get hotter with a landscape that offers an otherworldly experience!  Portugal and Spain offer great values and are soaring in popularity – both have fantastic cities, beaches, and a wealth of history without the France and Italy prices.

Camel ride in Wadi Rum, Jordan

Outside of Europe — Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Israel are hitting the radar – and Turkey is coming back on the travel scene.

South Africa offers such a diversity of experiences from fantastic cities to beaches to wine regions to safaris – it should have a place on your travel list!

Popular Emerging Destinations

Split, Croatia – The Riva – credit – Helen Jordan

Japan offers an eclectic choice of cities and experiences.  Croatia is a favorite with the beautiful Adriatic Sea and Roman ruins, fantastic seafood, and friendly locals – I would couple this with Slovenia which has a flair similar to European countries such as Austria.

Porto, Portugal – credit – Helen Jordan

Portugal is one of my favorites – it’s a country with a tremendous diversity of landscapes, history, beautiful cities & beaches, and the best port wine in the world.  Now is the time to plan your trip before its prices catch up to the rest of the European continent.

Hot Adventure Destinations

When it comes to adventure, New Zealand, Africa, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica are at the top of the list.

New Zealand Milford Track – credit – Monica Gold

New Zealand has vast diversity, beauty and amazing experiences!  Snow skiing, vineyards with wine tasting, hiking, and rafting through river gorges are a few of the great adventures that await you.  Looking to the future, I bet that Greenland and our own National Parks will give these destinations a run for their money!

Costa Rica is still a great adventure destination – personally, I enjoyed it for my surfing, hiking and yoga vacation.

Hot Styles of Travel

2018 Advisor Contest

Wellness & fitness, multi-generational, solo, and cruise travel are extremely popular.  Some resorts are completely focused on wellness or fitness such as Pritikin, Miraval and as well as resorts in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and India.

Positano, Italy -Le Sirenuse Vitality Program Hike – courtesy Le Sirenuse

Dolce Vitality at Le Sirenuse on the Amalfi Coast offers an exclusive event twice a year for those who want an enriching experience for mind and body.

Multi-generational groups are well suited for villa (home style) accommodations that have plenty of space and amenities that can include a chef and housekeeping so everyone can relax and enjoy their vacation.  The travel industry has heard the frustrations of solo travelers and is offering more opportunities for no or low solo traveler pricing. Cruises of all types are popular, and the industry is continuing to innovate and increase the number and styles of cruises.

Are you ready for a fantastic vacation to one of the hottest destinations in the world?  Call me to learn more about these fabulous places and others!  What are you waiting for? Give me a call today and let’s get started! You can reach me at [email protected] or 602-692-9379.

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