- Tripadvisor has identified the top off-the-radar destinations travellers are hoping to visit post-pandemic as part its 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
- Compiled based on traveller reviews and the amount of travellers who “saved” each destination for future reference, the list highlights destinations across the globe.
- From a resort town on the coast of Albania to one of England’s oldest communities, here are the top 15 emerging destinations travellers have their eyes on.
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15. Franschhoek, South Africa
In a nutshell: A 300-year-old French village in the Cape Winelands region that’s filled with galleries and antique shops
14. Ipswich, United Kingdom
In a nutshell: One of England’s oldest communities, located on the banks of River Orwell in East Anglia
13. Tulsa, Oklahoma
In a nutshell: A city in the heart of Oklahoma with over 140 parks, 20 miles of paved recreation trails, and a multitude of museums
12. Guayaquil, Ecuador
In a nutshell: Ecuador’s largest city with a growing number of urban renewal projects and access to the Galápagos Islands
11. Ile d’Oleron, France
In a nutshell: The largest island on the French Atlantic coast known for sandy beaches, seafood, and surfing
10. Curaçao, Caribbean
In a nutshell: A divers’ paradise located between Aruba and Bonaire with a pastel-coloured UNESCO World Heritage capital city
9. La Paz, Mexico
In a nutshell: Baja California Sur’s capital city known for its old-world charm, waterfront promenade, art and restaurants
8. Monopoli, Italy
In a nutshell: A town in Puglia on the Adriatic Sea full of medieval churches, castles, and blue fishing boats
7. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
In a nutshell: An island off the west coast of Vietnam that attracts water sports enthusiasts from around the world
6. Rugen Island, Germany
In a nutshell: Germany’s largest island with two national parks, a castle, and dramatic chalk cliffs
5. Naoussa, Greece
In a nutshell: The largest town on the island of Paros with labyrinthian streets and seaside cafes
4. Luxor, Egypt
In a nutshell: Home to the infamous Valley of the Kings where Egyptian pharaohs were entombed for centuries
Tripadvisor editor’s note: “Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you’re currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government’s travel alerts.”
3. Beirut, Lebanon
In a nutshell: “The Paris of the Middle East,” known for shopping, nightlife, and mix of Ottoman and colonial architecture
2. Saranda, Albania
In a nutshell: A resort town on the Ionian Sea bordered by expansive olive groves with a white sand coastline
1. Kaliningrad, Russia
In a nutshell: A historic city in a small part of the former Soviet Union tucked between Lithuania and Poland, with large amber reserves
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