The Top 20 Destinations For 2020

 

  1. Dubai

The city is known for its luxurious hotels, there is always something new about it. The 2020 world expo similarly is going to be the largest event in the Middle East and is expected to be the first of its kind in the region. The expo will be running from October 20 to April 10, it is expecting to cover millions of visitors, those will be catered at more than 200 food and drink spots, and entertained by the slithering architecture and art and so much more.

  1. Tokyo

The 2020 summer Olympics is going to be held in the Japans capital Tokyo from July 24 to august 9 on which the whole world will be keeping an eye on. After the event concludes there is a debut if the long awaited attraction i.e. universal studios japans Nintendo world.

  1. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has launched tourist visas for the first time and is hoping to welcome more that 100 million pf visitors by 2030. The points of attraction are going to be UNESCO world heritage site—Diriyah, which is being reimagined into a cultural and entertainment hub with restaurants, hotels museums, a formula E race track, a golf course and also a 15,000 seated arena. Tis city awaits tourists to well-established Four Seasons Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.

  1. Rome

The City celebrated the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death in 2019, and 2020 will honor that of Raphael. The Renaissance painter will be featured in a Scuderie Del Quirinale (March 5-June 14, 2020) that will include a 1504-06 self-portrait and Madonna of the Goldfinch. More of his works are on view in the Vatican Museum’s Raphael Rooms.

  1. Maldives

It’s always a good idea to visit the magical chain of Indian Ocean islands. The Maldives sparkling waters will make a bigger splash with exhilarating renovations on the islands like COMO Cocoa Island. There is even an expected debut of Capella Maldives and new offerings from the current resorts that is worth experiencing in the coming year.

  1. Nashville

Music City will hit all the right notes in 2020 .new attractions (like the National Museum of African American Music) and spruced-up old favorites (Nashville Zoo will more than double in size), With fresh hotels (including Grand Hyatt Nashville and The Joseph), classic stays (Five-Star The Hermitage Hotel, led by female managing director Dee Patel, will have a year-long celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement),

  1. U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands

This region was shattered by the hurricane, yet a part of the Caribbean island is experiencing a revival. It’s two of the top most hotels i.e. The Rits-Carlton and St. Thomas have been relaunched last November after about a $100 million renovations and investments. There is also an expected debut of Rosewood Littke DiX Bay in January 2020. The island is eager to reconnect with the visitors and to mesmerize them with the new looks.

  1. Portugal

Portugal’s second-largest city, this seaside paradise is a must-visit for those who are obsessed with food and design. Splendid local wine flows like water at vineyards to the northern side – sip a glass or two with a meal of locally caught seafood that too cooked in a cataplana, its traditional copper cookware, before heading out shopping. When it comes to art and design, it offers everything from traditional textiles to contemporary impressions, also there’s no better place to get home-decor inspiration from. Walking around town is like visiting a free museum, with stunning murals and street art around every paved corner.  Do try the local delicacy of port wine. Made exclusively in the nearby Douro Valley, the sweet digestive is best tasted during a tour of one of the city’s wine cellars or bars.

  1. Lille, France

Lille got recognized after it got the designation as the 2020 world design capital, the city of around 200,000 people will rejoice on its moment. Over the coming year it’s expected to host around 50 cultural events and 6 major exhibitions. The best time to visit Lille will be the fall where it will host its first ever Lille Metropole Design Week.

  1. Egypt

On the opening of Grand Egyptian Museum next year in Giza, it will be the second-largest museum on the planet and the largest dedicated to a single civilization. It’s a $1.1 billion, 5.2-million-square-foot museum which is highly anticipated. Plan to start from there and use it as a jumping off point to explore the wonders of ancient Egypt with a tour operator like Extraordinary Journeys. The agency can arrange visits to the tombs in the Valley of Kings, the temples of Luxor, a cruise on the Nile, and much more can be added to the list.

  1. Queensland, Australia

The Museum of Underwater Art will launch its first artwork in April 2020 in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, it is the first of its kind in Australia. It will be created by the world’s leading underwater sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor, in collaboration with local and indigenous artists. The works will draw attention to ocean management and maintenance. The iconic coral formation at Heart Reef will also be accessible for the first time which took a decade of development with about $2 million investment. You might plan to stay at the new InterContinental Hayman Island, which has been launched on last summer on a private island in the heart of the Whitsundays.

  1. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech has been named the first-ever African Capital of Culture, and that’s no surprise. The Moroccan metropolis is a sanctuary of art, culture, architecture, and design. It’s a home to two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites—the ancient medina and the bustling Djemaa El Fna—Marrakech has seen some exciting developments over the past few years. The Royal Mansour, which was built by King Mohammed VI is recently refreshed and is the best place for a stay.

  1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Crotia has been ranked the number one emerging destination in Virtuoso’s 2020 Luxe Report. If you are making your first visit to the country, then Dubrovnik is the best place to start with. The city was heavily bombed during the Croatian War of Independence, but now you wouldn’t know it while wandering around the historic city center. Summer brings the most crowds, but it’s also the best time to explore the gorgeous Elaphiti Islands and the nearby town of Mali Ston, where you can visit an oyster farm. For a stay you can check into the just-renovated Hotel Bellevue, the iconic Hotel Excelsior, or the intimate Villa Orsula—which are members of Adriatic Luxury Hotels.

  1. The Maldives

If it seems like every time you scroll through Instagram, you see photos of overwater bungalows floating above the turquoise lagoon, you’re not alone. The Maldives is made up of 1,900 islands. It is having a major design moment and jet-setters around the world are taking note. It has been at the front of sustainability initiatives since the 1980s and it also aims to become carbon neutral by 2020. Dreamy new resorts, like Kudadoo Maldives, the Muraka at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, the InterContinental Maamunagau Resort, and Anantara Kihavah, are magical.

  1. St. Petersburg, Russia

This romantic Russian city is a picturesque introduction to the country with its colorful buildings, regal architecture and myriad museums—and in recent years, it’s flourishing modern nightlife. Russia’s cultural capital is primed to show its underrated sporty side in 2020 when it plays host to the country’s inaugural Ironman triathlon (taking place July 19) and four matches of soccer’s Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Euro Cup in June. Check into Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg so that in between matches the property can arrange VIP access to the State Hermitage Museum or a behind-the-scenes tour of Mikhailovsky Theatre, where you can watch ballet dancers and opera singers prepping for a performance.

  1. Cape Town

With its photogenic Wine lands, ever-evolving art scene and influx of high-end hotels (including Taj Cape Town, The Silo), the Mother City should be high on your bucket list. The upcoming year will provide a prime opportunity to visit as United Airlines begins non-stop service from Newark to the South African capital, promising to shave up to eight hours off travel time.

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  1. Macau

Macau observes its 20th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region of China on December 20. Since Portugal transferred sovereignty in 1999, Macau has established its identity as a destination with a rich culture, luxurious hotels, world-class restaurants and lavish casinos. But it’s looking to branch out and lure in more international visitors. Macau is more accessible than ever—unlike most of China, U.S. citizens don’t need a visa to come here, and the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge makes it a snap to travel among the cities (though there are restrictions).

  1. Bodrum, Turkey

Bodrum, situated on Turkey’s Aegean coast is getting famous among the Aesthetes, for an under-the-radar alternative to the Greek Islands and the Amalfi Coast. The area is also known as the Turquoise Coast, it has seen a massive amount of development over the past few years, containing luxe new resorts which include the Bodrum Edition, designed by Ian Schrager, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Amanruya, and Six Senses that are already open, plus a new property by Four Seasons is coming down the pipeline. The region has plenty of beautiful beaches, some with snow-white sand rumored as to be made of the crushed marble.

  1. Bolivia

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni id the world’s largest salt flat. It is one of the planets most secluded and dreamlike landscapes, and it just became a lot more accessible. Debuting this summer; Kachi Lodge is the first permanent property to be opened in this region. This new seven-dome luxury camp is claimed to be the first to tame the wilds of Bolivia, giving luxury explorers an incredible opportunity to explore the spectacular salt flats like it’s never been done before. Guests will now not have to sacrifice comfort, as the geodesic domes are equipped with comfortable beds, local textiles, and art by Gastón Ugalde.