20 Best Places To Travel In 2021
Every year, we look at best places to travel in order to decide where to go in the coming year. However, 2020 and 2021 undeniably are different from other years due to the global pandemic and travel restrictions. But here’s the good news: while many countries have closed their borders, many other are welcoming visitors from around the world, and they’re doing with health and safety protocols in place. So, if you want to travel abroad in the coming year, it is important to know which countries are better. Here are 20 best places to travel in 2021. Read on to the end…
Kenya is always a classic destination for travel where landscapes are the definition of “wide-open”. All of these elements make the country more appealing than ever especially during the time when we have to cope with social distancing. Throw in some stylish hotels to stay and it’s no wonder Kenya sits high in Indagare’s 2021 hot list. It is interesting to note that most of visitors are impressed by the way this country is handling Covid. For example, temperature-taking practices and rigorous testing requirements are in place in Kenya. In addition, travelers to this country feel highly safe. Another part of the appeal is the chance to get into properties like Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, as well as booking places in the bush, including Sasaab, Segera and Angama Mara.
One of the most interesting things about Costa Rica is that this country has one of the lowest Covid-19 fatality rates in Latin America. Besides, its government has been recognized for its containment of the virus and also successful management. So, when the country reopens on November 1 to all Americans who meet the requirements, visitors can travel with a sense of confidence.
Costa Rica is a leading country in sustainability and conservation. Also, it has demonstrated to welcome all types of travelers. Above all, in addition to its adventure offerings (whale watching, surfing, canopy ziplining), the country is increasing its luxury offerings. Luxury wasn’t a word associated with Costa Rica, but there are high-touch eco-lodges now.
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands have always been a paradise-like destination for sailors. This amazing place offers secluded beaches, pristine waters, 60+ mountainous islands constantly visible on the horizon as well as endless breathtaking scenery. With reopening in December to travelers, private islands that can be rented and luxurious new properties, there’s never been a better time to take a socially distanced vacation in the BVI. You should also know that your trip to BVI won’t be complete without enjoying a day sail and drink at popular Caribbean beach bars.
As New Zealand has been one of the countries that has best coped with Covid, It is definitely on most travelers’ bucket list. It is interesting to note that not only many people are ticking off their bucket lists right now, but they are also making decisions on their trips based on some kind of purpose. These purposes include being socially distant in nature and sustainable travel. New Zealand encompasses all of those boxes. More importantly, it holds plenty of appeal for its isolated escapes as well as amazing outdoors. This is why New Zealand is a perfect destination for those traveling as soon as it opens up in 2021.
As Paris is off-limits now, and it is famous as the dream City of Light, many of us are dreaming and fantasizing to be in Paris. Paris is irresistible, and there’s no wonder that this city is the only place that is getting its own spotlight during Indagare’s Future of Travel Summit. Travelers can’t wait to get back for brand-new hotels including neoclassical newcomer Hotel Particulier Villeroy in the 8th and Cheval Blanc (housed in the historic La Samaritaine).
Mexico Beyond The Beach
Mexico was one of the first countries to reopen its door to visitors. The beaches are one of the most popular attractions in this beautiful country. However, the heart of Mexico’s interior is also beating strong. These are the places to keep an eye on for 2021: unique spots like the Yucatán’s capital city of Mérida—famous as the White City. This place is seeing a surge in hotel openings.
Mérida’s international airport has increased the capacity of its air terminal through main infrastructure improvements. Then there’s San Miguel de Allende that was known as the best small city in the world by Condé Nast Traveler. It is also a paradise for food lovers. Moving into urban landscapes, there’s Mexico City. It has seen an increase in recent years and this coming year is not different. The incredible food and culture is no secret, but the chances to explore neighboring towns and villages in addition to fabulous hotels are really changing the landscape of this city.
Mexico On The Beach
The Beaches of Mexico are perfect for Saltwater therapy. From Cabo to Mayakoba and Punta Mita, the beaches are calling in this amazing country. Los Cabos, the fastest growing destination in Mexico, continues to attract new and returning travelers. Also, the airlines flying directly to Los Cabos will be offering more seats than ever in 2021.
Punta Mita is a 1,500-acre resort and residential area in Riviera Nayarit of Mexico. It has announced several updates such as a barefoot-chic surf club and a new vacation home rental program. In Mayakoba—(an eco-sensitive area on the Riviera Maya), you can find a $50 million expansion project in Banyan Tree Mayakoba. It will include new beachfront pool villas and also overwater villas perched above a crystal-clear lagoon!
Situated right next to Italy, Slovenia had been overlooked by travelers until now .But this beautiful country is a top destination for 2021, owing to leading by example in areas like sustainable tourism. It is interesting to note that National Geographic recently named it the most sustainable country in the world. Its capital, Ljubljana, is also famous as Green Capital of Europe.
Undoubtedly, the climate change emergency has brought the topic of sustainable travel to the forefront of our minds. Also, it has become a huge trend amongst travelers…especially now. What’s also impressive about Slovenia is that it’s a foodie heaven. Slovenia is famous as “European Region of Gastronomy for 2021”. The reason for such reputation is 6 of its restaurants awarded 7 Michelin stars this year. In addition to all of these, gorgeous scenery, a focus on nature and a great climate all make Slovenia a place many will head to in 2021!
According to travelers, 2021 is the moment for Egypt, which reopened to visitors this summer. As you know, Egypt is home to a third of all of the world’s antiquities. It also houses the only remaining place in the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the pyramids at Giza. In addition, the country is one of the most valuable for travelers.
The Islands of Tahiti
As weddings, honeymoons and other celebrations were canceled on 2020 due to the pandemic, 2021 will be the year of celebrations. And what better place than French Polynesia. The Islands of Tahiti is also a natural destination for those looking for carefree vacation options. It is only an eight-hour flight direct from San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Offering pristine secluded beaches, 118 South Pacific islands of the destination give you the perfect escape in this new era of travel. What’s more, Tahiti is welcoming all travelers this year. More importantly, no visa or quarantine period is required. A Common Cancellation Policy also is implemented in the destination to ensure that travelers can have peace of mind if their trip is cancelled due to positive test results or border closures.
With Covid-19 forcing the world to stop travel, many countries have started to evaluate how they can manage travel more sustainably in the coming years. For instance, sustainable travel in Rwanda has been at the heart of everything. Rwanda has planned in a way to rapidly resume tourism activities with additional safety measures in place to protect not only travelers and locals, but also the endangered primates that inhabit their forests.
Rwanda is the first choice of travelers who have already discovered Africa and want to explore new areas. It is also interesting that Rwanda limits the number of visitors, so the fact that not just anyone can go adds to the excitement. Highlights include Gishwati Mukura National Park that is undergoing an adverse reforestation effort and plans to begin tourism operations (including birding, primate trekking, hiking and more) in future months. Next year will also bring Mantis Kivu Queen which is a luxury houseboat cruising Lake Kivu.
UAE is an Arab country on the Arabian Sea with Dubai and Abu Dhabi being its most important emirates. Dubai is renowned for its fascinating culture and its varied landscapes ranging from desert to beaches to a large number of skyscrapers that have changed the appearance of the city. Dubai has a strategy to position itself as the prime spot for travel, sustainable tourism and culture in the Middle East. In addition, you can try unique activities as well as different food in the beautiful Middle Eastern city of Dubai!
The Middle Eastern country was also recently ranked among safest countries in the world. One of the best initiatives of the UAE making it very safe is compliance with strict standards for hygiene at all places including hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
With landscapes ranging from farmland up north to southern desert expanses out of Star Wars, in addition to seaside villages, archeological sites, and a buzzing scene in Tunis—complete with one of the oldest medinas in the world—this amazing country is perfect for travelers interested in culture, history, and getting off the beaten path. In 2021, you’ll have the chance to experience an Arab nation that defies stereotypes before any other countries!
The Maldives isn’t a ‘new’ destination, but it is expected to be more popular than ever in 2021.The reason? This incredible place is the perfect combination of amazing new hotels and recent peace negotiations along with the Maldives being the ultimate for seclusion. So, Maldives is destined for a boom in 2021.
In addition to compliance with safety rules in resorts and accommodations of Maldives, this dream place is a naturally socially distant getaway where visitors can experience highest levels of beauty and peace of mind. Interestingly, properties such as lti Maafushivaru have introduced free PCR testing. This move is to remove the need for travelers to go out to take test. Also, the Maldives is launching the first destination loyalty program in the globe!
From charming Irish pubs to the lush green countrysides, perhaps a round or two of golf or whiskey, the luck of the Irish is wished upon all of us. This is why many travelers have added this amazing country to their list for 2021. One of the most impressive things about Ireland is that 5 spectacular areas can be visited in a single trip. It offers wonderfully various, yet authentic experiences that are both breathtaking and intimate. This includes Northern Ireland, with its wild landscapes and great stargazing; the captivating capital city of Dublin; the Wild Atlantic Way, a journey that stretches from the beaches in Donegal to the West Cork coastline; Ireland’s Ancient East; and the Hidden Heartlands.
There were a large number of travelers going to Italy pre-Covid and it’s definitely supposed to be the case again in 2021. It is interesting that Italy has been one of the top searches for ‘travel in 2021. More interestingly, Italy has always a new area to visit according to most of travelers. Puglia is one of the most favorite places in this beautiful country which is at the tip of the boot. It is also famous for miles of captivating Mediterranean coast as well as its whitewashed towns.
This is absolutely a phenomenal time to consider bucket-list trips, and Antarctica is one of the best places to travel in 2021. Many people choose the destination in order to explore the White Continent and to sign up for impact trips that features glaciologists, biologists and environmentalists on-board throughout the expedition.
With its long beaches lined with tangerine trees and also deep turquoise waters, Bodrum has long been a vacation spot for many travelers. Now, more travelers decide to go to this amazing city to discovere this Turkish Riviera beach town. In the past, this beautiful city has taken a backseat to Ibiza and more recently Hvar. However, Bodrum is the new St. Tropez, in fact!
This amazing Turkish city is ready to take center stage. Adding to its beauty is the fact that Turkey has opened its borders to the world. Besides, it’s a destination where you’ll rarely spend time indoors, owing to all the seaside bars, open-air restaurants, and beachfront clubs.
“The best of all worlds,” according to travelers. South Africa is one of the best places to travel in 2021 where you can enjoy the best of urban life, vineyards in addition to safari all in a single trip. Nothing beats a trip to South Africa. Travelers can experience historic sites in Johannesburg, head to the bustling hub of its capital city- Cape Town- for its dynamic food and design, try kite surfing on the coastline of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and also experience the famous safari camps of Kruger National Park. These are what make traveling to South Africa a memorable worthy trip for the year 2021.
Owing to its classic and natural wonders, Greece is absolutely the first choice of history buffs. What most of travelers say about Greece is that from Athens to Santorini, this beautiful country has always something for everyone and going to Greece will get you a perfect mix. Experts recommend going to Athens first for two or three nights with a stay at a unique hotel such as the Hotel Grande Bretagne. Then, you should hit the islands being amazingly mixed with gorgeous and scenic Santorini. There are a lot of amazing beach clubs and restaurants that you can enjoy in this stunning country. Also, you have the chance to experience more active and fun island of Mykonos. In fact, your travel to Greece won’t be complete without experiencing the beauty of these islands!
Therefore, these are the best places in the world in which you can enjoy the beauty of nature in addition to unique cultures, different foods and also new places to explore. Now, you have a list to choose your destination for the year 2021!