Top Travel DestinationsAre you looking for a place to experience Ancient Aztec pyramids? More than just another random listicle of where to travel in 2020, the Emerging Destination Awards aim Lodging to bring together local stakeholders, content creators, and travelers to help encourage travelers to spread out and appreciate every corner of this stunning planet.
Located on the Lisbon Coast, Cascais boasts a perfect location, just two steps away from the capital city and its international airport and other must-sees locations such as Sintra (UNESCO Heritage Site), Ericeira (World Surfing Reserve) and Mafra (the Portuguese Versailles).
Despite many countries still discouraging nonessential travel — and while questions of COVID-19 infection rates and the possibility of second, and even third waves remain — a lot of tourism-reliant economies around the world are planning to open their doors to travelers as soon as June.
It's the second time the capital's hosting the Games (the first being in 1964—Kenzo Tange's shell-motif architecture still adorns Yoyogi Park) making it the perfect opportunity to leave the city and spotlight some of the cultural treasures in the greater Kanto region; the cluster of neighboring prefectures, like Yamanashi, Kanagawa and Shizuoka—all of which will host various large-format sporting events this coming summer.
While Aman has had a destination property in Sveti Stefan —a small fishing village turned epic luxury retreat—in the country for the past decade, a recent array of new openings from chains like Melia and Iberostar are putting the small Balkan country at the front of many beachgoers' minds.
Portugal will still be one of the most popular destinations in 2021, and experiencing the country from the water is one of the best ways to go. Take a river cruise along the Douro and stay in Porto, at recent hotel additions like the stunning Le Monumental Palace.
As the only English-speaking country in South America (having gained independence from the UK in 1966), it's easier (linguistically) to navigate than its surrounding Spanish-speaking nations - and, with flights from NYC's JFK airport timed at just five hours it's a more "doable" destination than you might have anticipated.
Condé Nast Traveler has just announced the winners of its prestigious Readers' Choice Awards for 2019 , and for the third consecutive year Chicago has been chosen Best Large City” to visit in the U.S. Laid-back, diverse and rich in unique offerings, Chicago is the hot spot for Midwest entertainment.
On any given week, Fridays are typically the worst days for crashes, especially Friday afternoons, with many people in the commuter and more distant traveler mix and the additional influence of alcohol and drug use that starts at this time in anticipation of the weekend.
Taking care to curate a list that is both geographically diverse and covers a wide variety of experiences for every type of traveler , we looked at which cities and regions plan to have newsworthy events and celebrations in 2020, as well as those specifically preparing for travelers with anticipated new flight routes and hotels.
The city that straddles two continents is terrific for 2020, thanks to a sparkling new airport and fantastic award availability from the U.S. The city also boasts multiple points hotels, including the new Hagia Sofia Mansions Istanbul, Curio Collection by Hilton (from 119 euros, about $130, or 47,000 points per night) and the JW Marriott Istanbul Bosphorus, which welcomed its first guests on Dec.