Travel Trends in 2017 – Places to Explore

The tourism industry has seen a massive boom in the recent years, and travel has indeed become a lifestyle statement. As an increasing number of people hit the road this year either solo or with their family and friends, here are some travel trends in 2017.

Travel Trends in 2017

1. Havana, Cuba –

The capital city of Cuba offers a peak into one of the most authentic cultures of the world. Dotted with breathtaking natural landscapes and iconic historic structures, this is one of the top travel destinations in the New Year.

2. Cape Town, South Africa –

The city in South Africa boasts spectacular beach and mountain views and has a rich art scene. It’s also a great place for foodies who love sampling exotic cuisines from around the world.

3. Merida, Mexico –

Culture rich cities feature high in travel trends in 2017. Merida offers some of the best eclectic local music, live performances and art – a must visit for culture buffs.

4. Denver, Colorado –

The city is one of the best places to explore for adventure lovers and naturalist enthusiasts. A visit to Denver Botanical Gardens, a sprawling 23-acre site is sure to be a great treat for nature lovers. For the activity-driven tourists, you must not miss skiing the famous trails atop the Rocky Mountains.

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5. Vancouver, Canada –

Perfectly positioned between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountains, the city offers a host of attractions and entertainment options to tourists. Furthermore, the city will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, so look forward to plenty of colorful celebrations.

6. Malta –

Apart from all those gorgeous beaches, what is drawing the attention of travelers is the new music scenario that is fast coming up in the place. With several big-name international events lined up in Malta in 2017, it is going to be one of the top music and dance locations in the world this year. Also, the country continues to be one of the popular places to explore with Game of Thrones lovers as fans seek out the filming sites.

7. Santorini, Greece –

Santorini certainly tops the list when it comes to travel trends in 2017. A popular honeymoon destination, the place offers some of the most breathtaking sights and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The glistening blue waters, multicolored cliffs, traditional white stone houses lining the cliff top and hordes of stunning historical and geological sites have made Santorini one of the most ‘Instagrammed’ locations worldwide.

8. Sri Lanka –

You simply cannot afford to miss the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ this year. Lush tea farms, rough mountain areas and stunning beaches dot the region, making it one of the best places to explore.

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9. Amalfi Coast, Italy –

A picturesque and photogenic coast line, the place has a lot to offer to travelers. While there, don’t forget to indulge in lots of Italian food, visit the quaint villages and enjoy a boat ride while taking in some of the most stunning sights of the region.

So, these are the top travel trends in 2017 that experts believe will be the most followed in the New Year. No matter where you plan to go, remember to do your research to get the maximum out of your trip.

Written by Ross French