Over time, travel trends always change as well as tourist destinations visited by tourists.
A travel guide site as well as a well-known travel guidebook, Lonely Planet, recently launched a list of the best places that tourists must visit in 2020.
The places are grouped into several categories, namely city, country, region, and price. Not only that, environmental issues are also of concern.
Because, in the future tourists will not only be able to enjoy the beauty of a tourist destination. However, they are expected to have a positive impact on the environment wherever they go.
Reported by Lonely Planet, here are the 10 best countries that you must visit in 2020. Let’s look at the following reviews.
Bhutan ranks first as a country that tourists must visit. This country, which is still included in the Asian region and directly adjacent to China and India, has a natural panorama that can amaze tourists.
Lush nature, nature reserves with preserved wildlife, and culture, have become the main attraction for tourists visiting Bhutan.
Not only that, Bhutan was also named the first country with negative carbon emissions. Bhutan produces emissions of 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide while 60% of the country’s area is forest which can absorb 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Reported by the India Times, in 2013, the country announced that everything they grow must be organic and in harmony with nature. The country also pays attention to the use of energy sources that do not cause pollution and decrease air quality.
Not only that, Bhutan also ranks at the top of the countries in Asia with the happiest people. Since 1980, life expectancy has increased by 20 years and per capita income by 450 percent. The people here are also known to be very polite, friendly, and helpful.
Apart from Bhutan, Britain is also a country that is no less interesting to visit by tourists in 2020. There are many things you can find in this country which is led by Queen Elizabeth.
Just look at Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, which are popular tourist destinations while on vacation in England. Apart from these two destinations, it turns out that the British coastal cities are one of the recommended destinations for tourists.
Here tourists can find something new and exciting adventures about marine life. What’s more, in 2020, new sections of the British Coastal Line will continue to open up, making it easier to explore the country’s coastline.
3. North Macedonia
North Macedonia can be an alternative for those of you who want to find other vacation alternatives in Europe. The country has a beautiful natural landscape with beautiful mountains.
North Macedonia is the right destination for those who like adventure tourism, because here there are many mountain trails that can be traversed. One of them is a track to one of Unesco’s protected sites, the exotic Orchid Lake.
Recently a new track, the 495 km long High Scardus Trail, was launched with the most dramatic mountain views. Not only are the scenery stunning, the locals are also very friendly to tourists.
Famous for its beautiful beaches, Aruba is also included in the list of interesting places to visit in 2020. San Nicolas or also known as Sunrise City is the next interesting destination that tourists can visit.
Tourists can enjoy a variety of interesting festivals that are colorful and creative, as well as interact directly with international and local artists who also celebrate various annual celebrations.
Not only that, Aruba is also one of the countries that has made various innovations to reduce the impact of environmental pollution.
The country is also a testing center for other countries’ renewable energy solutions and is working to enforce a ban on all single-use plastics and ban the use of reef-destroying sunscreens on beaches.
eSwatini is one country whose name is not very popular. Even so, this country in South Africa offers an amazing adventure for tourists.
There are many things you can do, from zip lining, trekking, rafting to nature safaris. You can watch wildlife such as elephants and even rhinos at Mkhaya Game Reserve.
To welcome tourists, eSwatini continues to build supporting infrastructure such as the availability of a new international airport and road infrastructure that continues to be improved.
6. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the interesting countries to visit, from its distinctive coffee to its beaches which are a paradise for surfers.
Not only that, Costa Rica offers interesting biodiversity. One of them is that tourists can see adorable sloths at Sloth Sanctuary.
For adventure lovers, Costa Rica offers everything from hiking to volcanoes to playing ziplines and so on.
Costa Rica is also a country that cares about the environment. It is evident that 90 percent of the country’s energy comes from renewable energy.
7. The Netherlands
The name Dutch is certainly no longer a word that sounds foreign to your ears. Apart from its historical footprint, the Netherlands is known as one of the attractive European tourist destinations and is the dream of Indonesian or world travelers.
Starting from natural attractions, historical museums to entertainment centers. There are many tourist destinations that can be visited such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House, the Keukenhof flower garden and so on.
Want an anti-mainstream vacation, Liberia can be an option. This country located in Africa borders Sierra Leone, Guienea, and Ivory Coast. This country offers many things for tourists ranging from extraordinary culture and art, delicious food and amazing history.
First time visit to Liberia, don’t miss the Liberian national museum. The very famous statue, Mother Twins, should be photographed as proof of having been to Liberia.
Liberia also has beautiful beaches with the best waves in Africa such as at Robertsport. Then there is Sapo National Park, the second largest area of primary rainforest in West Africa.
Morocco is one of the countries that offers a variety of things for tourists. From exploring ancient cities, camel rides to the Erg Chigaga sand dunes, to climbing the High Atlas Mountains with stunning panoramas.
“Morocco has a hundred faces and voices, all ready to welcome travelers looking for spice and adventure,” wrote a Lonely Planet statement.
Not only that, there are cities in Morocco that seem like in a fairy tale. The city is dominated by blue on the walls of the buildings and walkways.
This blue color gives a feeling of peace and comfort when one walks in it. Interestingly, the blue color also varies, from the lightest to the darkest. The kote is named Chefchaouen or which means ‘blue gem’.
Surrounded by stunning beaches, Uruguay is a destination that can be added to your holiday wishlist next year. With around 660 km of stunning coastline, tourists can experience the perfect getaway in Uruguay.
Uruguay also has iconic streets, with historic sites in Montevideo. Not only that, you can also watch various interesting festivals that are held there.
Moreover, every October, Uruguay celebrates the National Milk Festival in Cardal, South Florida. At this festival you can enjoy performances, music and dances, as well as taste a variety of special culinary delights.