Hot travel trends can help you pick out the best destinations for a vacation or a short trip this year. See the most important travel trends for 2013 and discover places that haven’t been completely overrun by tourists on a budget.
Make sure to consider the best travel destinations for 2013 and plan a trip to the one that suits your style and travel preferences the most.
One of less visited coastal regions of Italy, Basilicata, has made the list for the best travel destinations for 2013 after Francis Ford Coppola opened the Palazzo Margherita, a hotel in Bernalda, the home town of his grandfather. Come for the beach, stay for the local culture and cuisine.
A beautiful island off the coast of Honduras, Roatán is included on the list of hot travel trends thanks to its diving and ecotourism. With a direct flight from Miami, this beautiful island offers the best of the Caribbean at half the prices of high-profile islands in the area.
Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica
The beautiful bay in Costa Rica borders a national marine park and is surrounded by mountains and jungle, making the perfect tropical getaway amongst the hot travel trends. Migrating whales are one of the biggest attractions in the area, besides the upscale eco-resorts.
Since the end of the civil war, Nepal moved at the top of the list regarding the travel trends for 2013. The incredible landscapes, the elephants and one-horned rhinos provide the best backdrop from an upscale adventure that can include hiking Mount Everest.
Prices for upscale hotels in Lisbon show that the tourism industry is still reeling from the financial crisis, making the capital city of Portugal a great destination amongst other European cities.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Forget about Cancún and explore other beautiful destinations in Mexico, including Riviera Nayarit, the Pacific resort that’s the perfect destination for tourists craving pristine beaches and a whale-spotting experience.
Gold Coast, Australia
The beach-side Queensland city is becoming one of the hottest travel destinations for 2013, attracting both A-list Australians and celebrities from all over the world. With a great restaurant scene, Gold Coast also offers expensive treats like a stay at the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, a resort partially owned by Hugh Jackman.