Top Ten Holiday Destinations
There are loads of websites online which can tell you what they consider to be the top ten holiday destinations. However, with these sites it is usually ones that they are trying to get you to arrange your next holiday to. But when it comes to really discover where the top ten holiday destinations are in any given year the best place to start your search is using the World Tourism Organisation website.
Every year The World Tourism Organisation send out facts and figures representing which countries have the most tourists. This is very helpful to travel agents when selling holidays to the public.
Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations, with Italy being the most popular followed by France, Spain, UK the Germany. 18% of all holidaymakers decide to choose Europe each year, mainly because of the history and culture.
Other popular destinations outside Europe include Africa, with Egypt being the first choice for travellers. Other countries like Rwanda, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco are also becoming very popular amongst holidaymakers.
Asia is starting to become very popular with travellers – places like China, Japan and Thailand are highly visited. One reason for this growth is down to the Olympics and Para Olympics taking place in China. Japan and Thailand are hugely popular due to their totally unique way of living.
If looking into the World Tourism Organisation is not enough for you, then it is worth checking out the Independent Tour Operators. They compile a list of the most popular 10 destinations in that year. Below is a list of the 10 ten places.
Tresco in the Isles of Scilly is very popular, quite a bit of construction work has been taking place to build new holiday homes and luxury apartments.
Naples, Italy ” There is not only many of the historic landmarks of the city which have recently been restored for you to spend time viewing, but it has some really wonderful shops and restaurants. Plus you are within easy reach of such attractions as Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and the Amalfi Coast.
City Breaks, France ” Since the setting up of Eurostar getting to anyone of this countries wonderful cities not just Paris has become much quicker and easier. Although many may not believe it but you will receive a truly warm welcome when you visit any part of France.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia ” This is a truly magnificent place where at the moment being able to visit the World Heritage Site here is currently free. Although one can explore the upper levels of the temples, there are certain areas which have now been restricted and visitors are no longer able to gain access to.
Western Iceland is a great place to visit if you are interested in relaxing and taking time out, this part of Iceland is very secluded, so being bothered will not happen.
Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is popular due to the fact that its food is second to none. There are plenty of Spanish and French cuisines to choose from.
Cook Islands in the South Pacific is a fantastic place to be if you are a sun seeker, you will also revel in the fact that the UK pound is a lot stronger than the New Zealand dollar.
Monte Carlo, is known as a millionaires playground and is very popular with the rich and famous. Monte Carlo becomes very popular and expensive during the week of the Grand Prix.
Zambia is becoming ever so popular with tourists due to the fact that it is very cheap. Safari is a common attraction with lots of wildlife to see. Large tribal homes are a great way to spend your holiday.
Togo and Benin is situated in West Africa is a fantastic holiday resort if you are looking to see another side to Africa. It is a cheap holiday destination so your pound will stretch much further.