Mexico, Panama and Sri Lanka all tipped as 2014’s hottest destinations
The beaches of Sri Lanka, long-overlooked Panama and bustling Mexico City all feature on a new list of the hottest travel destinations for 2014.
According to leading travel publication Conde Nast Traveller, while there’s never been a better time to be an international jet-setter, with travellers able to fly to nearly every corner of the world, there are “some places you need to see sooner than others”.
Indeed, the publication advises that many destinations are likely enjoy a massive growth in popularity over the next few years, making it advisable to book a trip before they get overrun with tourists.
Top of the list of ‘must-see’ places in Mexico City – a metropolis that has long been overlooked in favour of Mexico’s idyllic beaches and luxurious resorts.
Not only does the capital boast a fascinating history and rich cultural scene, it’s also home to one of the best nightlife scenes in the whole of the Americas, while its restaurants are now on a par with anywhere else on the planet.
Meanwhile, travellers keen to take it a little easier are advised to book a trip to Sri Lanka before the masses discover for themselves just how picture-postcard perfect its sun-kissed beaches are or how hospitable the people there are.
However, it’s not all far-flung luxury resorts making the list of 2014’s hottest destinations.
Also making the grade is Walt Disney World, with Conde Nast’s writers noting that the Magic Kingdom is now even more attractive to families, with a spate of new resorts appealing to adults keen to enjoy a little pampering during their time away, while a number of newly-opened rides and attractions will win over children of all ages.
Joining these destinations in the top ten for the year ahead are Panama City, Newfoundland, the Dominican Republic and Bergen in Norway.
However, 2014 looks set to be the year of Brazil, with the upcoming World Cup likely to push tourist numbers to a record high over the coming year.