Best Travel Destinations Nov/Dec 2023

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We all love to travel and explore new destinations. As we approach the end of 2023, American Express Travel has released its Trending Destinations list based on the number of global American Express Card Member travel reservations made recently.

This list provides valuable insight into the most popular destinations for this year.

According to American Express Travel, a significant percentage of respondents are already planning their summer vacations for next year.

With 70% of respondents expressing their desire to travel to wish-list destinations in 2024, we can expect to see increased demand for travel to these destinations.

Sustainability is also a growing concern among travelers, and we anticipate that many of the destinations on the Trending Destinations list will prioritize sustainable tourism practices.

I recently witnessed this whilst travel blogging in Gran Canaria and seeing the impact from over 20 Million Visitors this past 12 months.

10 Trending Travel Destinations for 2023

As travelers start to plan their last trips for 2023, here are 10 trending destinations to consider:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark – Known for its bike-friendly infrastructure and charming canals, Copenhagen is a great destination to explore parks like the famous Tivoli Garden.
  2. Florida Keys, Florida – Comprising five areas, the Florida Keys is famous for its beautiful beaches and historical buildings like Hemingway’s Home.
  3. Istanbul, Turkey – A city that straddles Europe and Asia, Istanbul offers a unique blend of cultures and history. Visitors can explore the iconic Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
  4. Lisbon, Portugal – With its colorful streets and delicious seafood, Lisbon is a vibrant city worth exploring. Visitors can also take a day trip to the nearby Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  5. Mexico City, Mexico – A city with a rich history and culture, Mexico City offers visitors a chance to explore ancient ruins and museums. The city also has a thriving food scene.
  6. Montenegro – A small country in the Balkans, Montenegro is known for its stunning coastline and national parks. Visitors can also explore the old town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  7. Paris, France – A city that needs no introduction, Paris is a destination that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
  8. Sydney, Australia – A city that offers a perfect blend of urban and natural attractions, Sydney is a great destination for beach lovers and hikers. Visitors can also explore the nearby Blue Mountains National Park.
  9. Woodstock, Vermont – A leaf-peeper’s paradise, Woodstock is a charming town that offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty of fall foliage. Visitors can also explore the nearby Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
  10. Yakuve Island, Fiji – A remote island that offers visitors a chance to disconnect and relax, Yakuve Island is a great destination for snorkeling and beach lovers. Visitors can also explore nearby islands like the Yasawa Islands.

Whether you’re looking for a city break, a beach vacation, or a hiking adventure, these destinations offer something for everyone.

So, grad your passport and make the most of the last few months of 2023

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