Tuesday 21st November 2017 

The World’s Top 50 Travel Destinations in 2013

50. Cape Town

Table Mountain

Visit Cape Town & Table Mountain in 2013!

Dramatic beaches, vineyards and a rainbow nation are watched over by the rugged and magnificent Table Mountain. The handsome city of Cape Town is definitely one to watch in 2013.

49. Singapore

Forget the stereotypes! Singapore may be Southeast Asia’s cleanest city but its cuisine is downright delicious to boot. When you’ve had your fill of hawker food, kick back at the bastion of colonial grandeur, Raffles Hotel.

48. Alaska

Wild and wonderful Alaska offers adventure on a grand scale. If it weren’t so costly and so far away we’d all want to be there… For the sake of preserving its pristine wilderness, thank goodness we’re not.

47. Bali

Bali rice field

We aren’t surprised that beautiful green Bali made it on the list

Bali’s friendly locals, rice paddies and unique art and culture are almost as big a draw as its heavenly beaches and wicked surf.

46. Philippines

With over 7000 tropical islands to choose from, the Philippines offer a treasure trove of white-sand beaches and some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling.

45. Costa Rica

Famous for its colorful wildlife, dense jungles and incredible beaches, Costa Rica is a paradise with a flourishing ecotourism industry.

44. Salzburg

Salzburg Sound of Music

The hills are alive with the Sound of Music in Salzburg!

Nestled snugly at the foot of the Bavarian Alps, it’s easy to see why Mozart was so inspired growing up in this city. It may be number 44 on our list but Salzburg continues to be number one for avid fans of The Sound of Music!

43. Brisbane

There’s more to Brisbane than the Sunshine Coast. Always good for fun in the sun, this laid-back party town has discovered its inner hipster and a taste for fine food, coffee and art galleries.

42. Zurich

From the white facades of its medieval buildings to the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps, Zurich remains Switzerland’s destination of choice.

41. Milan

Oh Milan! This city simply oozes glamor, history and culture. Fill your (Italian leather) boots with art, architecture and fabulous food in a city that never goes out of fashion.

40. Auckland
Auckland sailing

Set sail in Auckland!

The ‘City of Sails’, also known as Auckland, is also New Zealand’s multicultural melting pot with a strong artistic streak and a penchant for extreme sports.

39. Montreal

Take a bunch of different nationalities, throw in a quart of culture and a large pinch of French and occasionally sprinkle with snow and you’ve got the recipe for Montreal, Canada’s most intriguing city.

38. Munich

We love Munich’s medieval center, its green spaces and beer gardens. (And we’re already gearing up for Oktoberfest 2012!)

37. Ayers Rock
Sounds of Silence Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock at sunset is a must-see in 2012!

This blazing red rock in the desert is one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions and a place of great spiritual significance. If you are lucky enough to see Ayers Rock at sunset, you will understand why.

36. Costa del sol

Welcome to Spain’s sunniest region! Andalucia’s international coastal playground includes the ever-popular seaside towns of Marbella, Malaga, Gibraltar and Nerja.

35. Kuala Lumpur

Exciting cuisine, modern shopping malls, gleaming skyscrapers and a fascinating history; Malaysia’s modern metropolis of Kuala Lumpur never fails to excite us.

34. Nice

So picturesque, so gentile, so Nice! This city is our favorite base for exploring the French Riviera and its art-deco facades, museums and famous promenade continue to draw the crowds.

33. Naples

This is Italy at its most dark, surprising and intoxicating. When you need to come up for air, the delights of the exquisite Amalfi Coast await just a short ride from Naples.

32. Boston
Boston

Boston is at the top of everyone’s US must-see list!

Grand, literary, artistic and historic, Boston continues to draw us to its bookstores, art galleries and architecture.

31. Cairns

Tropical Cairns may be a one-horse town but it boasts the Great Barrier Reef, the Atherton Tablelands and all the attractions of Far North Queensland on its doorstep.

30. Edinburgh

Scotland’s most cosmopolitan city is also one of Europe’s most beautiful. Compact, historic and legendary, Edinburgh will most definitely steal your heart.

29. Vienna

If Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss don’t excite you, then Vienna’s palaces, coffee houses and stunning countryside will.

28. Athens

Temple of Zeus

Don’t miss the modern & ancient sights of Athens in 2012!

Survey the sprawling megacity of Athens from the incredible Parthenon on the Acropolis and wonder what Socrates would have made of it all.

27. Dublin

This historical and gregarious city is used to doing it tough but, as they say, ‘you can’t keep a good man down’. We think Dublin will continue to feature strongly on our travel wishlist in 2012.

26. Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital, may not be as sexy as its Catalan cousin, but it has Picasso and Goya and Velázquez and some of the world’s best art galleries. And did we mention the nightlife?

25. Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s most European city, displays its heritage and multiculturalism with pride while still enjoying a carefree, Aussie lifestyle.

24. Oahu

Oahu

Everyone loves Oahu!

Want a relaxing beach holiday with plenty of attractions thrown in? Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island ticks all the boxes.

23. Cancun

Young, vibrant and unabashedly hedonistic, Cancun, Mexico’s most popular resort, continues to draw the carefree and curious to its golden shores.

22. Vancouver

Surrounded by mountains and embracing the sparkling sea, Vancouver is, quite literally, a breath of fresh air.

21. Miami

Life’s a beach in Miami. We love its mild tropical climate, the Everglades, the Keys and its Latin American vibe.

20. Washington DC

Of course DC is so much more than its museums, monuments and political prominence, and that is the main reason why we love it so.

19. Dubai

Dubai desert

There’s lots to see and do in and around Dubai!

While you may be tempted to max out your credit card, Dubai is not all gold souks, world-class hotels and shopping malls. We’re hoping more visitors will uncover Dubai’s authentic side in 2012.

18. Istanbul

We’re expecting great things from the historic city of Ottoman mosques in 2012. Istanbul‘s once uninspiring restaurants and nightlife scene are undergoing a renaissance on a grand scale.

17. Maui

Consistently voted one of the world’s most romantic islands, Maui’s lush tropical forests, gorgeous beaches and fresh cuisine see it featured strongly on a list dominated by big cities.

16. Tokyo
Tokyo tea masters

Get acqainted with Tokyo & Japanese culture in 2012

Futuristic yet historic, conservative yet outrageous, Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, continues to astonish and delight us.

15. Los Angeles

Los Angeles–the city of dreamers, celebrities and wannabes–continues to fascinate and attract stargazers the world over.

14. Amsterdam

We can’t go past Amsterdam’s historic canals, museums and cute coffee shops. It’s also one of the world’s best cities for cycling.

13. Orlando

Synonymous with Disney, lets not kid ourselves why people love this town. While it’s a bit light on historical attractions, the theme parks and sunshine are plentiful in Orlando.

12. Bangkok

Hot, sweaty and addictive, Bangkok buzzes with activity day and night while still remaining distinctly and majestically Thai.

11. Florence

Once the center of the Italian Renaissance, we continue to be captivated by Florence, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

10. Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

It’s not hard to see why Rio de Janeiro is high on the list!

Go for zesty caipirinhas, samba and city beaches and stay for the world’s biggest party when in Rio de Janeiro.

9. San Francisco

It’s hard to say what we love most about San Francisco: the Golden Gate Bridge? Alcatraz? Its hilly streets or its laidback west coast vibe? We love it all.

8. Venice

The floating city of Venice has been attracting world travelers for centuries and we continue to be drawn to its waterways, festivals and remarkable architecture.

7. Barcelona

Young, vibrant and dripping in Gothic architecture, we can’t get enough of Barcelona and its famous son, architect Antoni Gaudi.

6. Sydney
Sydney

Have fun in the sun in Sydney!

Nowhere inspires city envy as much as sun-loving Sydney. Just as well, if it weren’t so far away from the northern hemisphere we’d all want to live there.

5. Rome

Bustling, sexy, and dramatic. Rome, old and new, has long captured the hearts and minds of travelers the world over.

4. Las Vegas

Join the stream of hopefuls, honeymooners and lovers of bling as they get caught in the headlights of Las Vegas, America’s glitziest city.

3. Paris

And in third place… one of the most stylish and romantic cities in the world! Perennially popular Paris continues to seduce and summon lovers of food, fashion, architecture and all things French.

2. London

Snapping at the heels of NYC is London, one of the world’s best-loved destinations. Okay, the sun only makes an occasional appearance, but we’re more interested in Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the Tower of London and a host of other cool Britannia attractions.

1. New York City
NYC sightseeing

NYC is #1!