Planning a trip to top travel destinations could be fun and exciting. And what better year to go to one of the top travel destinations than 2012. Why? Because who knows what happens on December 2012 when Mayan calendar ends? Of course it’s just a great excuse to travel the world :) If you are a teenager, you might want to convince your parents to visit some awesome destinations. Now the questions is, what are the top travel destinations for 2012. Here’s my list.
Top Travel Destinations For 2012
Travel Destination: Japan
With the devastation from the tsunami and earthquake, the proud country of Japan is more than ready for another great year of tourism. Even though the Japanese rarely give discounts, Japan has become one of the best travel destinations for 2012. So where would you go in Japan? Tourists tend to gravitate towards the larger cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Mount Fuji. You can go there to learn about the cultures and see the beautiful temples & shrines. Many visit Japan to explore the country’s unique culinary too.
Travel Destination: Costa Rica
Did you know that Costa Rica prides itself on being ‘The Happiest Country in the World‘? That’s why it’s no surprise that Costa Rica made it to the top travel destinations of 2012. The airlines and travel agencies sure caught wind of this little happiest country along with being one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Reasonable airfare isn’t terribly hard to find. An additional bonus for U.S. travelers is that the U.S. Dollar actually carries some weight in this exotic paradise.
Travel Destination: Orlando, USA
Orlando remains one of the top travel destinations for ‘theme-park-loving’ families. Did you know that Orlando was the No. 1 destination for both Christmas and New Year’s travel, according to the Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index and Travel Survey that was released earlier this year? Being one of the top travel destinations, you will find fun in the sun along with great theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. There is also Sea World, Universal and Legoland. In addition to Disneyland, Orlando also boasts the Wizard World of Harry Potter and Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland, scheduled to open in 2012. If you are traveling with kids, this is one of the top travel destinations for you.
Travel Destination: Thailand
As Thailand begins to recuperate from the worst floods in more than 50 years, this exotic portion of Thailand is calling the world’s tourists! More than ever, hotels and tourist groups are releasing major deals and steals to charm the adventure/travel seeker into the country’s sacred temples, beautiful beaches and many more tempting attractions. Hot on the list to see in Thailand are spots such as Phuket, Koh Samui and Chiang Mai. There is never a dull day in Thailand. Whether it is the Grandson Festival or the first cool breeze of the winter season, there is always something to make you smile, laugh, cry or get excited about. This is why Thailand made to the top travel destinations for 2012 list.
Travel Destination: The Mediterranean
In 2012 you can cruise through the Mediterranean like many tourists will be. There has never been a more affordable way to tour top international destinations such as Italy, Spain and Greece than by cruising. Major cruise lines are set to send a record number of ships to Europe in 2012. With the ever increasing prices of airfare, choosing an adventure at sea is definitely the way to travel in style.
Vacations are a great way for families, friends and couples to enjoy their time together and gather lasting memories. With these top travel destinations 2012, you can now narrow down your vacation planning. What are your top travel destinations?