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Cosmo SL’s Top 2020 Destinations

Time to hit the road!

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International travel is a big trend for 2020, says Paul Metselaar, the CEO of Ovation Travel Group. His agency has experienced increased demand for international travel by 40%. According to Airbnb, people will be traveling more to eco-conscious destinations and will avoid traditionally popular tourist cities for “special places” around the world. With the beginning of a whole new decade, a lot of you might be already considering to visit certain countries. To make it even easier, Cosmo SL has put down a list with the places that’s will definitely be worth a visit. Read below for some confirmations and surprises!

  1. Japan

Home to the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo is bound to be a hot spot this year. What’s more, the city has committed itself to becoming environmentally friendly by 2020, and Tokyo has already experienced a 103% year-over-year increase in bookings for this year. 

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      2. Brazil

Hubatuba in Brazil has over 100 beaches and is known as the surfing capital of the São Paulo state. On another exciting news for travel freaks, it also has various level hiking trails throughout the Atlantic rainforest.

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     3. Italy

The island of Sicily in Italy is the playground for those who love sight-seeing. The breathtaking sites include Legendary Valley of the Temple, where the remains of seven Doric temples stand in a setting of almond groves and olive trees. You can also explore the eerie landscape of Mount Etna‚ Europe’s largest volcano and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Small Boats Anchored at Levanzo Port, Sicily, Italy. IMAGE VIA GETTY IMAGES

     4. Thailand

The monumental city of Thailand, the Buriram province is known for its stunning natural landscapes. In 2020, the province is set to host the MotoGP racing event at the Chang International Circuit, woohoo racing car lovers!

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      5. Spain 

The aesthetic small city of Spain, Bilbao, won European City of the Year in 2018. There you would find a lively restaurant scene and striking architecture. If you’re food blogger, then your match is made in Spain.

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      6. Lebanon

The country’s beauty is well-showcased in Beirut, where an arts scene gets young creatives and alternative business owners to engage. In the 1980s, there were just seven wineries in the Bekka Valley, now there are more than 40, some of them producing world-renowned bottles such as Chateau Musar. 2020 is the year to sip great wine by the fine-sand beaches along the Lebanon coast! 

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    7. Panama

From coffee farms and cloud forests to ruined forts and isolated islands, Panama has it all. And with the opening of the much-buzzed-about Islas Secas eco-retreat in December 2019, giving access to 14 rugged little islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui on Panama’s sun-drenched Pacific coast. What’s more, 100% of energy used here will be solar-generated; all food waste will be recycled or composted; waste water will be re-used for irrigation. Isn’t this the best escape for those who leave beaches? *looks for tickets to Panama.*

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      8. Bhutan

You will get to walk along mountain trails free of litter with people whose Buddhist beliefs have made them have peace with every little thing in the environment. Bhutan is already the world’s only carbon-negative country, and the kingdom is set to become the first fully organic nation by 2020 and here’s to visiting truly beautiful countries.

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      9. Eswatini (Formerly known as Swaziland)

This land is so under-rated and is one of the least visited countries in the world. Now it has bridged its infrastructure gap and has become more available for tourists to get full out of the natural landscapes that’s full breathtaking hills and giant waterfalls. Apart from that, if you’re into different sorts of music and mingling around then their cultural activities will be your treat!

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     10. The Netherlands

Abroad travel for Lankans are truly incomplete without snow, and Netherlands is where you must to experience it and much more. The ever-growing network of over 35,000km of cycling paths cities, such as Unesco World Heritage Site the Wadden Sea, and the indescribable nature of the petite country are the ones to commend and immerse in!

Rondvaart boat, Reguliersgracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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