These Are The Top 10 Trending Destinations For 2020

Some travel trends come and go, but exploring the world in a more responsible and eco-conscious way is a woke approach to tourism that's definitely here to stay.

So, it's not too surprising to hear that so-called "second-city travel" – choosing lesser-known destinations to ease the touristic burden on well known ones – is expected to be a big trend in 2020.

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So too is "slow-mo travel", which means savouring the journey itself, perhaps on a boat or a train, instead of racking up flight shame by jumping on an aeroplane.

These burgeoning trends have been identified by Booking.com. The site's Chief Marketing Officer, Arjan Dijk, said in response: "As we enter a new decade, we’ll see the travel industry respond to a more sustainable, inquisitive and technologically-advanced traveller through the development of products, services and functions that make it easier for everyone to experience the world."

In this slideshow, check out 10 of the hottest trending destinations for 2020, ranging from Salta in Argentina to Swinoujscie in Poland.

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Salta, Argentina

Located in the Argentine Andes, Salta is described as a "best of both worlds" destination because visitors can enjoy the city's impressive architecture as well as the stunning landscapes that surround it.
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Swinoujscie, Poland

This picturesque port town on the Baltic Sea has an iconic lighthouse (pictured) and is also home to Swinoujscie Beach, one of the widest beaches in Poland.
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Takamatsu, Japan

This port town has a vibrant food scene and is home to Ritsurin Park, which houses the stunning Engetsu-kyo or "moon crossing" bridge (pictured) and stunning lotus ponds.
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Jodhpur, India

Known as one of the world's most colourful cities, the winding medieval streets of Jodhpur appeal to shoppers, foodies and architecture lovers alike. The 15th century Mehrangarh Fort (pictured) is one of its most popular attractions.
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Ninh Binh, Vietnam

This small city is a quieter and very scenic alternative to bustling Hanoi, which is only a few hours away. Visitors can explore the rice fields and take boat tours of the picturesque region surrounding the city.
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Seogwipo, South Korea

This lively coastal city is surrounded by the natural wonders of the volcanic coastline, a paradise for hikers, and makes a great base from which to visit the beautiful Cheonjiyeon Falls (pictured). The city itself has loads of great food stalls and Korean BBQ restaurants.
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Gzira, Malta

This seaside town is perfect for travellers wanting to take a cultural beach trip. There's plenty of history to explore, and once you're done, you can grab a relaxing dinner at one of the many harbourside restaurants.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's capital city has stunning colourful architecture, vibrant nightlife
and a thriving arts scene. A trip here will also provide a boost to the local economy following the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017.


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Yerevan, Armenia

Armenia's capital city is home to architectural gems such as the ruins of the Zvartnos Temple, the stunning St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral and Republic Square (pictured), which features some fun musical fountains!
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Zabljak, Montenegro

Recommended to active travellers who want to go "off the grid", this small town in northern Montenegro offers skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking trails and watersports in the warmer spring and summer months.
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