Research reveals that 45 per-cent of global travelers want to be more adventurous when choosing holiday destinations in 2019. From Jordan to Georgia, there are 18 must-see destinations to put on your 2019 bucket list.
Why for 2019: 2019 marks the 500th year since Leonardo da Vinci’s passing, and the Venice Biennale makes its return to the grand city.
Insider’s tip: Travelers should venture north from Venice to Lake Como, where the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel will open in the Spring of 2019. You should also check out the opening of the new luxury ‘Excellence Class’ of Glacier Express, which is surely the chicest way to take in all the Alpine beauty.
Best time to visit (in terms of weather and cheapest flights): From April to June and September to October.
Why for 2019: The Six Senses Bhutan which is eagerly-awaited will open towards the end of 2018.
Insider’s tip: Black Tomato, a luxury traveling and exclusive holiday agency, is offering a helicopter flight to The Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) where they will set up a breakfast with a view above the clouds and a hike down for a Taktsang Monastery tour with an expert guide.
Best time to visit (in terms of weather and cheapest flights): Late November to early March.
Why for 2019: Ouarzazate is mostly known as the gateway to the Sahara. It is a city on the south of Morocco’s beautiful Atlas Mountains and also home to the famous fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou. From here, you can head to the ancient Kasbah to view the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Insider’s tip: There isn’t any trip complete without staying at the Kasbah style Riad Ouarzazate in the center of Ouarzazate. It offers stylish rooms with traditional Moroccan décor and an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy the traditional cuisine.
Best time to visit (in terms of weather and cheapest flights): March, April, May, October, and November.