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Top countries to visit in 2020

 

1. Bhutan

Buddhist beliefs and a high-value, low impact tourism policy (which compels travellers to pay a daily visitor fee), has enabled Bhutan to become a world leader in sustainability. Not only is Bhutan the world’s only carbon-negative country, it’s set to become the world’s first fully organic country in 2020.

2. England

In 2020 new sections of the English Coast Path continue to open, enabling both locals and tourists more opportunities to walk the stunning English coastline. Once complete, the path 3,000-mile path will be the longest continuous trail of its kind in the world.

3. North Macedonia

Rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage, North Macedonia has a fascinating past and a complex national identity. It is renowned for gastronomy, ancient tradition and nature. In 2020, there will be additional flights to the Unesco-protected Lake Ohrid and the recently launched High Scardus Trail, a 495km trek along the region’s most dramatic peaks.

4. Aruba

Aruba is home to sunshine and white sand beaches. Featured in the Beach Boys song ‘Kokomo’, Aruba is one of the most popular travel destinations for North Americans. Aruba has it all, whether you prefer miles of glorious white sandy beaches or all-inclusive resorts. Aruba is all about sun, fun and spending money. 

5. eSwatini (Swaziland)

Formerly Swaziland, eSwatini boasts everything from amazing local culture to wildlife watching and adrenaline junkie activities like rafting or mountain biking. If you plan a visit during the winter months, try to make it coincide with the Umhlanga (reed) festival, one of Africa’s biggest cultural events.

6. Costa Rica

Costa Rica features some amazing biodiversity, from sleepy sloths to enormous whales. With ninety percent of the country’s energy created by renewable sources, Costa Ricans also understand the importance of preserving their slice of tropical paradise. Adventure lovers can hike volcanoes, or ride a zip line, while those craving ‘me time’ can enjoy yoga retreats and spa experiences.

7. The Netherlands

2020 marks 75 years since the end of WWII. To commemorate, the Netherlands will feature special exhibitions, remembrance events, and liberation festivities throughout the year. Take the Liberation Route through Holland, visit the famous ‘bridge too far’ in Arnhem, or participate in the daily Sunset March to honor the fallen soldiers in Nijmegen.

8. Liberia

The lush green lands of Liberia offer everything from surf spots to rainforests. Home to one of West Africa’s best national parks, Liberia displays a confident American spirit mixed with West African roots. And despite the ravages of the past, is a fantastic place to travel, full of hope and energy.

9. Morocco

Morocco is a gateway to Africa and a country of dizzying diversity, where you will find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts and warm hospitality. Thanks to improved infrastructure, it’s easy to get around by road, and Africa’s high-speed train can get you from Casablanca to Tangier in just two hours.

10. Uruguay

2020 is the perfect year to add Uruguay to your travel bucket list. With 660km of Río de la Plata and Atlantic shoreline, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs and endless rolling rangelands. But what visitors remember most, are Uruguay’s laid-back, welcoming and down-to-earth people.

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Get in touch with Holiday and Cruise Centre now if you’d like more information about travelling in 2020. For more information about the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 go to: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries

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