There’s nothing like booking an exotic holiday to beat the January blues, and trying to pick your next destination can invoke some serious wanderlust. While there’s an abundance of choice for a sunny getaway, this year there are five destinations which have been tipped to be 2017’s biggest travel trends, from exploring the continent of Asia to visiting Greece’s iconic monuments.
Travel gurus Topdeck have revealed the most searched-for locations for the new year to give you some major holiday inspiration. Scroll below to see the results but be warned – you may find yourself booking more than one exciting getaway!
Revealed as the top most searched for destination in 2016, it is clear that Asia will continue to dominate in 2017. Be it a cooking lesson in Hoi An, traipsing around the temples at Angkor Wat or tobogganing down the Great Wall of China, this is a continent that caters for everyone and for that reason alone should be top of any travel wish list.
Nature-lovers should take inspiration from Prince William and Kate’s royal tour and head to Canada – explore the Yellowstone mountains or Banff National Park. As a bonus, to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederacy, all international visitors in 2017 will be treated to free access to Canada’s national parks allowing travellers to experience the beauty and diverse nature of the region without spending a penny!
With its impressive beaches, legendary history and epic nightlife, Greece is set to remain a popular source of travel inspiration for those looking for a short-haul adventure this year. Searches for the country have increased since 177 per cent since 2015, proving that the home of Mamma Mia! and the land of halloumi is firmly positioned as a wanderlust beacon.
A firm favourite amongst A-listers from Kate Hudson to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Ibiza is no longer simply an island for clubbing and parties. In fact, its popularity has soared as visitors have begun to discover the rest of the region, including its gorgeous secluded white sandy beaches, perfect for relaxing by the crystal clear blue waters. Want to explore a bit further? We recommend hiring a sail boat and taking to the ocean for breathtaking views of the landscape.
Bali is tipped to be the destination of choice for 18-24 year olds with search data revealing that Millennials cannot get enough of the region. Seeking their own Eat, Pray, Love experience, Topdeck has seen searches for this ocean paradise increase six times when compared to 2015. Nodding to the increased demand, Topdeck expanded their Bali offering, launching the Bali Active trip. Designed for those who like to stay on the move whilst discovering new destinations, the new trip offers young travellers a range of travel options from exploring the surf on the idyllic white beaches of Canggu to finding their zen in Ubud.