Tourism experts predict 2024's top travel destinations


Italy’s Pompeii is on National Geographic’s list of top destinations for next year. — Photos: Pixabay

Tourism professionals are starting to make predictions about what will be the must-visit destinations of 2024.

While Paris – and France – are set to be a top draw for many visitors next year with the role of host of the summer Olympics, it risks being outshone by other trending destinations such as Mexico and Japan.

Many people are already looking ahead to 2024 to see what this new year will bring in terms of getting away to relax and discover new locales.

Tourism operators are of course in the starting-blocks, while travellers have already begun booking their vacations, particularly for February/March. And industry players are of course analysing consumer interest to determine which regions will be the most popular in 2024. data show a surge in bookings to New Zealand’s Rotorua in data show a surge in bookings to New Zealand’s Rotorua in 2024.

Travel guides, flight comparison sites, hotel booking platforms, online tour operators ... each has its own specific audience, with distinct characteristics.

The travel guide reader is looking for inspiration and to create a specific itinerary, while the web user logging on to an online tour operator is looking for a comprehensive experience without much fuss.

So of course each list of trending destinations is different from the others. That said, it’s interesting to check out several of these lists to look for patterns among countries or regions most often included. – AFP Relaxnews

2024 Top Trending Destinations



Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Galloway and Southern Ayrshire (Scotland)

Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Nordland (Norway)

Pompeii (Italy)

Europe by train:

Albanian Alps (Albania)

Tartu (Estonia)


North Yorkshire (England)

Saimaa (Finland)

Valletta (Malta)


Wild Atlantic Way (Ireland)


Texas (US)

Dominica Nova Scotia (Canada)

Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)

New York State (US)

Miami (US)

Atacama Desert (Chile)

Lima (Peru)

Ibera Wetlands (Argentina)


Akagera (Rwanda)

Andrefana Dry Forests, Madagascar

Sierra Leone


Sikkim (India)

Tainan (Taiwan)

Xi’An (China)


Victoria (Australia)


Cayman Islands

French Polynesia

Osaka (Japan)

Tokyo (Japan)

US Virgin Islands

Bucharest, Romania


Taipei, Taiwan

St Maarten

Oranjestad, Aruba


Beppu (Japan)

Vlorë (Albania)

Mérida (Mexico)

Portland (US)

Valkenberg (Netherlands)

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Chemnitz (Germany)

Rotorua (New Zealand)

Panglao (Philippines)

Cairns (Australia)








New York

Palma de Mallorca



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