Top 5 Destinations to Visit in the Upcoming Year


Along with the new year and new decade comes new goals for the 2020 year. This is a promising year for the travel industry with events like the Olympic games, new flights, and new hotels improving and making travel easier.


With Japan hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, all eyes are on the country’s vibrant capital – Tokyo. The number of tourists from overseas is increasing for Japan’s various attractions from traditional and modern culture to delicious Japanese food and seasonal nature. This year, Japan is all set to open its doors to new tourist attractions such as: Toshima Manga Museum in March, Ariake Garden City in the first half of 2020, and many improvements to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.


The East African country of Rwanda has made leaps and bounds to recover from its tragic history, becoming a destination that’s focused on protecting its lush vegetation and precious wildlife. Rwanda’s immense strides in conversation are continuing with Gishwati Mukura, its fourth national park that will open for tourism this year alongside highly anticipated projects such as Singita Kwitonda Lodge and Magashi Camp for wildlife and safari seeking travelers.


Guatemala, a Central American country south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan sites. The capital, Guatemala City, features the stately National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. In 2020, Black Tomato will be offering their clients mobile, safari-style tents complete with beds so that they can soak up the natural beauty of Semuc Champey, a private swathe of turquoise pools that are formed atop a naturally formed limestone bridge.


With such a great range of world-famous attractions in the one place, Paris offers a plethora of activities for travelers such as visiting the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, and Palais Royal. This spring will mark the arrival of luxurious new properties such as the highly anticipated Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, right outside the city. Guests will have behind-the-scenes access to the Domaine de Versailles and will be able to wander freely around the French gardens.



There are many reasons why Bhutan is such an appealing travel destination. For one, the majority of the country is covered in stunning natural landscapes – unspoiled pine forests and the towering Himalayan Mountains. In 2020, Bhutan has set their goal for increasing tourism in the country by building new hotels. Such new hotels include Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary which has an all-inclusive wellness offering, Six Senses Bhutan which will be opening its final fifth property in spring of 2020 in Bumthang, and Beyond Punakha River Lodge that’s estimated for completion by midyear.

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Posted: 12/31/2019 9:00:00 AM