Searching for holiday inspiration for 2020?
Perhaps you’re looking for a change from your usual favourite destinations?
Why not make this year the year that you treat yourself to something new, exciting, and even more exceptional – the holiday of a lifetime.
We’ve selected six of the most breathtaking destinations that we think everyone needs to visit at least once, whether it’s simply to relax and unwind or to explore some of the most impressive and unique sightseeing attractions that the world has to offer.
And what's more, these destinations are packed with adventures and events that will only add to the awe of the holiday destination.
With the Olympics being staged here, there has never been a better time to visit this enchanted country
For those looking to indulge in historically captivating culture, Japan is a must for your bucket list.
With so many beautiful places to explore, there is something ideal to add to everyone’s itinerary. Heritage meets nature in this traditional yet modern country, as it boasts attractions ranging from castles to waterfalls, not forgetting to mention the famous Japanese cuisine on offer.
And with the Rugby World Cup being held in 2019 and the Olympics being staged in July and August, Japan is ready to welcome tourists from around the world.
Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo is the perfect place to stay for those looking to get involved in the hustle and bustle of the country’s capital. You’ll never be short of things to do whilst in the heart of this incredible skyscraper-filled city, or even at the hotel itself – where you’ll find a range of 11 remarkable restaurants and a private rooftop swimming pool.
A visit to Senso-ji temple in Tokyo is a must for your holiday in Japan
An expanded Opera Australia at Uluru adds to Australia as a go-to holiday destination
Australia’s considerable size means that the possibilities for adventure are limitless in this land down under. Home to over 10,000 beaches, there are endless opportunities to unwind in the sun or even to experience an unforgettable scuba-diving session in the renowned Great Barrier Reef.
Find yourself in awe of the impressive bustling city landscapes or seclude yourself in this tropical paradise that will leave you with a unique experience like no other. For some more inspiration for this year’s travel, take a look at our blog on the top events and festivals taking place this year.
One of the events that has expanded this year is Opera Australia at Uluru. In 2019, the one-day event sold out in 5 days so this year, you'll be able to enjoy Operatic delights over 3 days. These performances will take place with Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the background. This, combined with light displays, luxury accommodation and some of the most famous Operas will make this a completely unforgettable event.
To add to this, whilst the Ashes will take place in 2021, the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup will be held across Australia. This gives you the opportunity to not only see world-class cricket but tour some of Australia's best cities.
If you’re seeking a chic, stylish and modern vibe, Crown Towers Perth Hotel is nearly as lively as the city itself. With almost 40 bars, food halls, nightclubs and even its own casino, there is something for everyone here, and its convenient location and spacious accommodation options make it an excellent base for families.
A visit to Australia in 2020 means you can combine nature with outstanding cultural events
The iconic Lake Como is arguably the most idyllic and charming destination for the ultimate Italian relaxation holiday. The mountains and lakes make for million-dollar views and provide the perfect scenery for a laid-back, intimate break from reality – perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway.
With picturesque views of the lake from one of the hotel’s three swimming pools, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is in a prime location for admiring your surroundings, and the easy access to the water by using the hotel’s private boat means your holiday will be filled with adventure. Enjoy gourmet Italian delicacies in the five restaurants on-site or take advantage of the other outstanding hotel facilities, including a tennis court and your own private rooftop jacuzzi to watch the world go by from.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo has it all
An iconic city that is perfect for a 2020 getaway
The Big Apple has some of the world’s most iconic attractions, making it somewhat hard to decide where to start on your visit.
Whatever you choose, time spent in New York City is always a trip never to be forgotten. Whether it’s shopping on Fifth Avenue, visiting the numerous museums or admiring the views from the top of the Empire State Building, every moment is guaranteed to be packed with excitement and unforgettable memories.
Go all out with luxury at the state-of-the-art Peninsula New York. This hotel prides itself on superb quality, boasting a modern design that perfectly complements its historic, antique features. The hotel’s prime location means it is surrounded by the city’s constant excitement and you are always within easy reach of the key attractions.
The Peninsula New York has it all
Less famous than Bali and all the better for it.
The Indonesian island of Sumba may be small compared to its famous neighbour Bali, but it is certainly worth the visit – particularly if you’re in search of secluded beaches and good diving hotspots. The island offers peace and tranquillity and is the perfect location to combine relaxation with traditional culture. As soon as you arrive you’ll be wondering why you’ve never visited before!
When visiting, Nihi Sumba Island is an excellent choice of location, with an authentic yet luxurious atmosphere. The intimate resort offers a variety of activities to take part in, including surfing and horseback riding, providing an adrenaline rush as well as a chilled-out ambience.
The view from Nihi Sumba will be one you'll never forget
Marrakech will be Africa's first city of culture
Marrakech has always been a destination loved by travellers. So much so that the Djeema el Fna has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. But visiting this Morrocan city in 2020 will be extra special. This is because it has been crowned as the first African Capital of Culture. With plenty of cultural events planned and huge infrastructure projects in place, there has never been a better time to visit the area. Of course, the joys of Marrakech will still be there including:
- Djeema el Fna
- The old Souks in the Medina
- The Majorelle Garden and
- The Yves Saint Laurent Museum
We'd recommend staying at the Mandarin Oriental Marrakech. This luxury hotel is just 10 minutes from the Medina which means you can easily explore the city and still find sanctuary quickly should the buzz of the city get too much.
There has never been a better time to visit Marrakech (and the desert)
To book your bucket list adventure or for personalised recommendations, get in touch with our Travel Specialists.