From Dubai to the Dominican Republic: 2020’s top travel destinations

‘New year, new me’. It might sound clichéd, but this increasingly popular saying is full of aspiration and captures our eternal desire to better ourselves by doing more, seeing more and getting out more. And what better way to do that than to travel? As well as letting you see more of the world, travelling is a great way to broaden your horizons, explore different cultures and get away from doing the same old things in the same places. You’ll return rested, relaxed and ready to live your best life.

If you’re searching for inspiration for your summer holidays, then look no further than this list of three of the best holiday destinations for 2020. Read on to learn all about some of the most world-class destinations that can make this year one to remember.

The Best Holiday Destinations in 2020

1. Dubai


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Dubai is a sparkling, luxurious paradise located between the Arabian desert and the bright blue waters of the Persian Gulf, and it is world famous as the home of luxury and opulence. Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels abound, while the sandy beaches are perfect for sun-kissed relaxation. If you come here for a luxurious lifestyle, you’re in good company. Dubai has earned a reputation as a popular playground for many of the world’s most well-known celebrities. Keep your eyes open while you’re here for some famous faces.

Even better, though, is the chance to experience elements of the United Arab Emirates’ unique culture. If you’ve had your fill of designer brands at the Dubai Mall, for instance, you don’t have to go far to find authentic, locally-produced goods in a bustling souk. You can visit mosques and bedouin camps, and even take a trip out into the desert if you’d like to explore further.

Top tip: Keep an eye out for all the unique sights, from the intricate, artificially constructed islands that represent countries around the globe to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. There are man made marvels here you won’t be able to see anywhere else.

2. Mexico


One of the most popular summer holiday destinations in the world is Mexico, a vast country with an enormous range of things to see and do. Whether you want to explore a multitude of landscapes, see exotic wildlife, participate in unique cultural celebrations or just relax in luxury on the beautiful sandy beaches, there’s something here for you. On the western Pacific Coast is the famous old resort town of Acapulco, while to the east lies the more modern Cancún, a city that grants access to the greenish-blue waters of the Caribbean. These and other resorts are world famous, and for good reason: they offer a huge range of high-end hotels, restaurants, shopping opportunities and more.

Major historic attractions include Mayan pyramids and other pre-Columbian structures and settlements, offering a chance to see the incredible constructions of these unique, ancient cultures. The Mayan city of Chichen Itza on the Yucatán Peninsula is perhaps the best of these; it is as one of the new Wonders of the World. Experienced tour guides provide essential travel services here, demonstrating how the intricacies of the architecture amplifies sound and aligns with the positions of the sun, moon and planets.

It’s recommended you also experience major celebrations like Día de Muertos or the Day of the Dead to ensure you have a world class, unmissable holiday.

3. The Dominican Republic

It might not be the most well known holiday destination in the Caribbean, but the Dominican Republic earns its spot on our list of the best holiday destinations for 2020 due to its gorgeous climate, relaxed culture and range of excellent resorts and attractions. The sandy beaches and blue waters make for an excellent summer holiday, and between the Jarabacoa Falls, the hills around Paraiso and the Dominican Alps, there’s a lot of natural beauty to explore. Many great travel services offer a variety of ways to roam the landscape, including hiking on trails and jeep safaris.

The capital city of Santo Domingo is an absolute must-visit for those who enjoy city breaks. Local specialties include coffee, chocolate and fine cigars, while unique handcrafted goods can be found in the city’s range of markets. Another reason to visit is the vibrant, fun-filled atmosphere. Whatever you wind up doing, there’s guaranteed to be something you’ll enjoy.

Of course, the three items on this list represent just a small sample of some of the best holiday destinations of 2020, and the truth is that you can never travel too much. High-quality travel services will help you find the best things to do and top places to stay, while gorgeous weather, astonishing natural beauty and interesting cultures will ensure you never want to go home.

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