2018 International Travel Trends

January 7, 2018

If international travel is on your agenda for 2018 then read on as we explore the trending locations you may consider travel worthy this year.


From Portugal, Abu Dhabi and Croatia to The Caribeann and Malta we're dreaming of our next holiday escape what about you?


 Azores, Portugal


Explore an unspoiled, bio-diverse terrain with everything from hot springs and volcanoes to mountains and beaches. It's also an amazing spot for whale and dolphin watching and there's a fantastic wine-growing region on Pico Island.



 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Often overshadowed by Dubani, Abu Dhabi is positioning itself as the cultural and entertainment capital of the UAE. With its recently opening Louvre Abu Dhabi, a new museum and a multi-billion dollar mixed use development as well as other major developments in the works including the Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi this could be worthy contender for your vacation this year.



 The Caribbean


Travel to the Caribbean has declined, in part by those believing the region was heavily damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The majority of the Caribbean wasn't affected and the islands that were hit are slowly rebounding and in need of tourism dollars.  Elsewhere in the region, there is a spate of new hotel openings.






The remote Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan was largely inaccessible until the 1960's when the only way to reach it was on foot. Whilst you won't find continuous tourist and hotel openings the new Six Senses that will open across the country in 2018 are worth noting. Getting to Bhutan will also become a bit easier, as a second international airport is underway. 



 Faroe Islands



Iceland's revamped tourism campaign attracted countless jet setters filling up their Instagram feed with the country's dramatic landscape. Now they're turning their attention to the Faroe Islands, where visitors will find a wet and rugged, wind-carved rock peppered with volcanic mountains and green valleys, unpolluted waterfalls and lakes.



This article appeared in Travel Channel.



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