vacation destinations growing in popularity

6 Vacation Destinations Growing In Popularity

With the world opening up again after the pandemic, you may find yourself eager to get out and explore new destinations. From exotic islands to bustling cities, there are so many hidden gems in the world waiting for you to discover all they have to offer. While the usual favorites like Cabo, Hawaii and Europe continue to top lists, there are a few vacation destinations growing in popularity that you may just want to add to your bucket list.

#1: Japan

Japan is a beautiful country where history and culture mingle to provide a unique experience. The people are welcoming and there is so much to see and do. From the bustling city of Tokyo to the stunning mountain scenery of Hokkaido, you won’t run out of options.

Besides the many attractions and activities, it is also very safe and clean, making it appealing to families and solo travelers. Japan’s economy is thriving and they have invested a lot into infrastructure and tourism, so despite a growing GDP, travel to Japan remains relatively affordable. What is GDP, you ask? It refers to a country’s gross domestic product, which indicates how well its economy is performing.

#2: Morocco

For those in the USA or Europe looking for a balmy destination that’s not too far away, Morocco ticks all the boxes. Only seven hours from New York and less than four hours from London, it is conveniently located for those looking for respite from the cold weather.

It offers tourists a wide variety of things to see and do, from exploring the ancient city of Marrakech to relaxing on the beach in Agadir. One of its most appealing features is how relatively low-cost Morocco is compared to similar locations, so your travel budget goes a lot further. Morocco is home to some of the most delicious and flavorful food in the world, so foodies will definitely want to add this destination to their wish list.

#3: Egypt

Egypt’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and cuisine captivates history enthusiasts and nature fans. For those eager to immerse themselves in this enchanting world, the 8-day fascinating Egypt tours offer a comprehensive experience. From iconic landmarks such as the pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Valley of the Kings to immersive activities like a Nile cruise or a felucca ride, the tour promises an unforgettable journey. Delve into ancient temples, brave the depths of historic tombs, and as the sun sets, relish the juxtaposition of bustling modern cities and serene beaches that this timeless land offers.

#4: South Africa

South Africa is a diverse, multicultural and vibrant country located at the Southern tip of Africa. Despite a history marred by apartheid, South Africa boasts some of the most beautiful scenery, is known for its friendly locals and is home to the Big Five, among other wildlife.

Visit the stunning beaches on the east coast of the country, hike Cape Town’s majestic mountains or go on a safari to spot lions, leopards, elephants and birds of prey (to name just a few) in their natural habitat, or visit one of the many World Heritage Sites.

#5: Patagonia

Patagonia is a region located at the southernmost tip of South America, bordered by Argentina and Chile, and forms part of the Galapagos Islands. The area is known for its vast landscapes, including glaciers, forests and mountains. Patagonia is also home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife, such as the guanaco (a relative of the llama), the Magellanic woodpecker and Darwin’s rhea, a flightless bird.

With its rugged beauty, conservation efforts and abundance of outdoor activities, eco-tourism is its main drawcard, so you will find hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing and bird watching are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy in this truly wild place.

#6: Costa Rico

Located in Central America, the country is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Costa Rica is known for its lush rainforests, volcanoes and beaches, with the capital city being San Jose.

Costa Rica has many beautiful beaches and world-class resorts where you can unwind and enjoy the sunshine. If you are up for an adventure-filled trip, there are many activities on offer such as zip lining, hiking, rafting and surfing.

Final takeaway

While there are hundreds of amazing vacation destinations around the world, sometimes it can be fun to explore somewhere slightly off the beaten track. With these destinations projected to see a huge upswing in popularity in the coming year, get in now before the tourist boom to enjoy the most authentic experience these beautiful countries have to offer. So go ahead and book your stay with quickly!

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