Emerging Destinations — World

Posted on Fri December 11, 2020.

This is all about what’s next — the off-the-radar destinations that smart travellers are already saving on Tripadvisor (and that everyone will be talking about next year).


Kaliningrad, Russia
A little extra chunk of Russia stuck between Lithuania and Poland on the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad was known as Königsberg from its founding by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century until after World War II. It was renamed, repopulated with Russians and... more
Don't miss
National park Curonian Spit
Konigsberg Cathedral
Museum of the World Ocean

Saranda, Albania
In another couple of years, this is a spot that all the beach lovers in your life will be talking about — a stunning stretch of white sand coastline and vast olive groves, located just across the Ionian Sea from Greece’s famed island of Corfu. more
Don't miss
Mirror (Pasqyra) Beach
Lekuresi Castle
Bora Bora Beach

Beirut, Lebanon
Often called "Paris of the Middle East", Beirut is a thriving hotspot for shopping, socializing and sightseeing, despite many wars and unrest. The city has been rebuilt several times, with modern architecture sharing space with Ottoman and colonial French... more
Don't miss
National Museum of Beirut
Zaitunay Bay
Pigeon Rocks in Raouche

Luxor, Egypt
The Luxor in Las Vegas : the actual CITY of Luxor, Egypt : marshmallow fluff : fois gras. (We’re sure you knew that. We just enjoy analogies.) Sure, the hotel/casino in Vegas might have a beam of light visible from space, but we bet you'll find a hot-air... more
Don't miss
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Karnak
Luxor Temple

Naoussa, Greece
While its footprint in the Aegean Sea may be small, Paros has more than enough beauty to take up a big spot on travellers’ must-see lists. Most stay in the island’s biggest town (although biggest is a relative term), Naoussa — where they can explore the... more
Don't miss
Lageri beach
Old Port of Naoussa
Moraitis Winery

Rugen Island, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
Welcome to Germany's largest island, with a myriad of terrains to delight outdoor explorers, from sandy coastlines to dramatic chalk cliffs. It's been a seaside resort since 1818 and is one of Germany's top vacation spots. There's something for everyone, from... more
Don't miss
Granitz Hunting Lodge
Binzer Strand

Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province
Soak up the sun and some Vietnamese culture on Phu Quoc Island, where white sands and tropical waters entice beachgoers from all over the globe. Snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing are the most popular water sports here, though jet-skiing, wind sailing and... more
Don't miss
Vinpearl Safari
Duong Dong Market
Phu Quoc Prison
All 322 things to do
Monopoli, Italy
A Puglia port town that’s equal parts historic and functional, Monopoli makes a splash with medieval churches and castles jutting above the Adriatic. It’s also a painter’s dream, with bright blue fishing boats adding a pop of colour against whitewashed harbour... more
Don't miss
Centro Storico di Monopoli
Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia
Le Palme Beach Club

La Paz, Mexico
As Baja California Sur’s capital, La Paz is mostly used as a jumping-off point for Cabo San Lucas’ beach resorts. However, its old-world charm and pleasant waterfront promenade featuring international art and restaurants overlooking the grey whale–inhabited... more
Don't miss
Balandra Beach
Playa El Tecolote (Tecolote Beach)

Thirty-eight small, gorgeous beaches frame the turquoise waters around Curacao, and each one offers a distinct experience, from secluded to surrounded by cliffs. Scuba divers and snorkelers will find this a world-class destination, as will windsurfers and... more
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Playa PortoMari
Kenepa Beach
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge