Top Destinations of 2020
Written by: Sydney M Crago on January 09, 2020
Where in the world are travelers setting their sights on for 2020? Each year different destinations catch the eye of travelers, and 2020 is no different. Check out these hot spots that travelers are setting their sights on for 2020, so you can be prepared when your clients ask about them too!
The Dominican Republic is back and better than ever. The longtime favorite destination for U.S. travelers had a rocky year in 2019, but 2020 is looking bright as people are once again eager to lounge on the island’s beaches. With a plethora of resorts to chose from, you are sure to find an all-inclusive option to fit your client’s wants and budget.
The Dominican Republic is ideal for couples’ trips, especially honeymoons, since many resorts feature private swim-out suites and have adults-only sections. Though that doesn’t mean that the D.R. isn’t for families! Top family-friendly resorts are located throughout the country, and many travel suppliers have charter flights making it more affordable and convenient than some other Caribbean locations.
For years, Japan has called travelers to experience its blend of revered traditions and modern, dynamic culture. Along with the allure of sights like Mount Fuji and the annual cherry blossoms, there is even more reason to visit Japan in 2020: The Summer Olympics!
Tokyo will be the central hub for this exciting event, but many of the competitions will take place around the country from July 24 through August 9.
To help accommodate travelers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, several cruise lines have Japan sailings during the Olympics. Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas will be sailing for the Olympics as well as the Norwegian Spirit from Norwegian Cruise Line. Top travel suppliers are also offering land-based options that agents can use to book their clients’ Olympic travel, but space is filling up quickly!
Europe continues to rank highly for many U.S. travelers, but each year different countries within the continent capture our imaginations. In 2019, it was Croatia, Italy, and the Azores, which continue to draw visitors. However, for 2020, Spain is among top European destinations, especially for those looking for a culinary and cultural experiences.
Spain’s regional dishes, tapas menus, and dedication to flavor and high-quality ingredients inspire food and wine lovers the world over. Paired with the rich history of music, dance, and art, Spain is ideal for those looking to experience a vibrant and historic destination. Barcelona continues to inspire and delight visitors with its architectural works, like Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia Basilica which has been under construction since 1866.
Like Barcelona, Madrid also draws visitors with its art, history, and food scene, but is also a haven for soccer enthusiasts. The city is home to Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid, two internationally renowned soccer teams. Visitors looking to take a break from museums and dancing can tour the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, where Real Madrid plays, to step inside the world of European Soccer.
Yes, international destinations are exciting, but there’s plenty of the United States to explore too! While cruising to Alaska has long been a popular way to see the 49th state, there will be more options than ever in 2020 and plenty of ways to customize the Alaska experience.
Both the Norwegian Joy and the Norwegian Bliss will be sailing Alaska again for the 2020 season bringing with them some of the latest and greatest in cruising, like go-carts and the Bliss’s studio cabins. Disney Cruise Line is also returning to Alaska this year providing families a magical experience in the Last Frontier.
Holland America Line also offers a Yukon cruising experience for those looking to explore new areas or avoid the busier ports of call. Though for a standout cruisetour, travelers may opt to sail with Princess Cruises and stay in one of their exclusive lodge locations to see more of the state’s scenic interior.
No matter the destination, the best way to go is with the help of a travel agent! Travel agents have the knowledge and resources to save their clients time and help them add value to their experiences.
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