The 2024 Travel Trends Forecast unveils the latest trends in cross-border travel for the new year: ‘Culinary Exploration, Self-Improvement, and Story Creation’.
Step into the dreamy cherry blossom world of Kyoto‘s Yoshino, savor the culinary paradise of Lisbon, immerse yourself in Cape Town‘s natural wonders, and witness the Himalayan miracles of Bhutan – such joyous experiences! ‘Taiwan‘ has also proudly climbed to the top of international travelers’ search keywords, with its search volume growth rate second only to Japan, by the searching of airbnb, securing the second spot globally.
We have meticulously selected the Top 10 Global Travel Destinations of 2024!
1. Kyoto , Japan
Kyoto offers a magical blend of ancient tradition and modern culture. Visit centuries-old temples, stroll in tranquil gardens, and be mesmerized by the cherry blossoms (sakura). According to Earth Communication Provider of Japan, the best time to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto in 2024 is on week of last week of March and the first week of April, Which April 1st will come to its full blossom.
2. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon is a city brimming with historical charm. As you stroll through its colorful streets and gaze up at the World Heritage-listed Belem Tower, waves of Fado, Portugal’s most emblematic traditional music, wash over you. Savor the rich flavor of Portuguese egg tarts, watch the sunset over the banks of the Tagus River, and welcome to Lisbon’s performance. Join a trio feast for your ears, taste, and eyes.
3. Cape Town, South Africa
One of the world’s six major grape-producing regions – Cape Town, a treasure trove for wine connoisseurs. The South African wineries offer unique flavors. As the sun rises, Table Mountain, a feast table left by God on earth, forms a hazy halo, turning Cape Town into a golden paradise. It reflects upon the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a sanctuary for wildlife. On the beaches of Cape Town, penguins sway leisurely, resembling tipsy individuals, spending their own time on the beach, in the sun, amidst natural ecology, basking in the most beautiful moments of the Earth’s environment.
4. New Zealand’s South Island
How should you enjoy the purest natural beauty of New Zealand? Head to the South Island. There, amidst the stunning landscapes, you can hike, skydive, and explore. In Milford Sound, whose Māori name means ‘The First Wild Tui’, you are surrounded by glacial landscapes, becoming an adventurer exploring unknown territories. In this pristine, natural setting, far from the madding crowd, challenge your limits. Overlook the miraculous beauty of nature and pen your own South Island adventure story.
5. Bhutan, The Himalayas
Bhutan, with a forest coverage of 71.8%, is the only country in the world that bans plastic bags and has a strict no-smoking policy. Here, the people live humbly and frugally, and the country is consistently listed as a must-visit destination by numerous travel magazines. In line with the 2024 travel trend of self-improvement, the divine Himalayas, serene temples, and monks in Bhutan contribute to its harmonious atmosphere, nurturing our inner selves. This embodies the sustainable travel philosophy of ‘Travel is Life’.
6. Tainan, Taiwan
Tainan, selected by CNN as one of the ‘Top 24 Destinations to Visit in 2024‘ is Taiwan’s oldest city. Here, you can wander through lanes filled with old-time charm, savor authentic Tainan snacks like beef soup, oyster omelets, and soy bean dessert. The recommendation includes the chalky landscapes, canyons, and natural scenery of Caoshan Moon World, taking you back to the roots of Taiwan. Continuing its tradition of markets and history, the youth here have established their own trendy culture, making it Taiwan’s chillest city and an ever-evolving ‘Street Food Capital.’ Experience the irreplaceable island culture in Taiwan, showcased to the world.
7. Siem Reap, Cambodia
In recent years, Siem Reap has soared as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia due to its high degree of internationalization. Many contemporary artists have settled here. Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who lived a life in the glamorous world, became a Cambodian citizen after deeply feeling the beauty and sorrow of Khmer. She found a sanctuary for her soul. While we may not become world-famous stars, we can be world travelers, adding excitement to our lives through travel. Let’s set off to the gateway of the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat, a city that captivates and keeps you lingering, a modern city of artistic and cultural trends – Siem Reap.
8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Selected as the third most beautiful city in the world, the Spanish name ‘Buenos Aires’ means ‘fresh air.’ As the cultural center of Argentina and a sacred place for football, the city is always alive with Tango performances. Buenos Aires is famous for its lively markets and European-style ancient buildings. Besides mate tea, the coffee culture here is worth savoring in detail. The most beautiful coffee shops in the world are located here. Even the renowned physicist Einstein once took a break from his work to sit on a wooden chair at the century-old Café Tortoni, enjoying a leisurely afternoon accompanied by the aroma of coffee. Therefore, why not treat yourself? Buenos Aires, with its comfortable climate all year round and its romantic artistic ambiance, is undoubtedly a great choice.
9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Do you like lively music festivals? In the 2024 travel trend survey, Rio de Janeiro saw a significant 136% increase in Airbnb searches during the week of ‘Carnival Rio,’ showing it’s an annually awaited global event. However, besides witnessing the splendor of one of the world’s three great carnivals, a visit to Rio must include experiencing some of the world’s most beautiful beach scenes. Whether it’s the picturesque Arpoador Beach, the vibrant Copacabana Beach, or the tranquil seas of Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro has the perfect answer for you. Walking on the golden sands, exuding leisure and passion, you can experience the beauty of a foreign land and the interweaving of diverse cultures.
10.Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the seventh-largest metropolitan area in Canada. The Old Québec area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, may be small in size, but its landscape and architecture are intricately exquisite and full of historical charm. It boasts ancient cobblestone streets and the majestic Frontenac Castle, making it the only city in North America that still preserves castle walls. Most people here speak French, and with the castle and towering walls, there’s a constant European flair. A few years ago, it became a well-known hotspot again thanks to the Korean drama ‘Goblin: The Lonely and Great God.’ Stroll through the snow-covered streets in North America’s oldest commercial district, pick out a gift, and enjoy the romantic atmosphere. Warmth resides in the wintry Quebec City.