The top travel destinations for 2020 have been revealed

Are you ready to go on another holiday?

Whether you've just come off holidays or are planning your next one, there's always a good reason to travel and see the world. And what better way to start the new decade?

Based on travel trends from 2019, Expedia have predicted the top destinations that Australians will visit this year - and they're not the usual hotspots.

Expand your horizons and note down these top 8 spots around the world.

1. Cesme, Turkey

This scenic coastal town saw a major 105 per cent increase in hotel demand in 2019, so it's no wonder Cesme is the next eastern European hotspot for 2020. The glorious Turkish town is known for its thermal spa and mud baths, as well as ancient history running through the streets. The seafront promenade makes the perfect picture spot where you can capture the immense beauty, then head on to local affordable eateries.

2. Oaxaca, Mexico

People have been travelling to Mexico for years, but Oaxaca is becoming the newest destination for holiday-goers. It's been dubbed as the country's cultural hub, with a booming arts and crafts community as well as diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes and delicious food. With the glorious petrified waterfalls of Hierve al Agua and the historic area of Monte Albán, it's no surprise Oaxaca saw an 80 per cent increase in hotel demands last year. 

3. Senggigi, Indonesia

Once the most popular beach destination in Lombok, Senggigi has recently been overlooked by Kutu and the Gili Islands. However, the picturesque coastal strip is making a comeback, with 75 per cent more visitors last year than 2018. Soak up uninterrupted views of turquoise oceans, white sandy beaches surrounded by untouched natural landscapes. 

4. Busan, South Korea

South Korea's second-largest city is rising as a popular holiday destination, with breathtaking beaches, historic temples and mouth-watering street food. When exploring Busan, tourists must visit Busan Tower, a 120-metre-high tower offering uninterruped views, as well as Gamcheon Culture Village, an extraordinary collection of coloured houses and streets, and Heosimcheong Spa, one of the largest hot spring spas in the world.

5. Pacific Islands

While Fiji remains a favourite holiday destination, Australians are expanding their interest to the wider areas of the Pacific Islands. There's been an increase in holidays in Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands, due to their calmer pace and stunning tropical beach scapes. Distanced a short way from Australia, the Pacific Islands is a beautiful, affordable option for family holidays. 

6. Turin, Italy

Set in the north of Italy, Turin is a beautiful historic town surrounded by breathtaking Alpine landscapes. While the stunning Italian town is often overlooked, the destination is growing as a holiday destination due to its picturesque town centre, scenic tree-lined boulevards and art-noveau cafes. Plus, Turin is the birthplace of chocolate. What's not to love?

7. Marbella, Spain

Located on Spain's Costa de Sol, Marbella has long been a resort and beach destination for British ex-pats and world travellers alike, but it's predicted that 2020 is the year for Australians to take a special interest. The city is blessed with warm weather year-round, offering a coastal escape whenever you can book your annual leave. With an historic town centre and kilometres of stunning sandy beaches, Marbella is the ideal holiday for every traveller looking for relaxation.

8. Nagoya, Japan

While Japan has been a well-loved holiday destination for Australians, data reveals that Aussies are choosing to branch out from the main cities and explore lesser-known areas, such as the picturesque Nagoya. Said to be the home of both samurai and ninja culture, Nagoya offers rich history, unique culinary experiences and for the car-lovers, it's the centre of the automotive industry in Japan.

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