With the new year just around the corner and travel (mostly) back to business as usual, it seems that everyone and their mother is making predictions about which destinations will be trending in 2023, and no one can seem to agree.
First, let’s look back at 2022. According to flight database company, ForwardKeys, the most visited destinations of the year were the Dominican Republic, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Jamaica.
Looking forward to 2023, there is a city that’s trending on nearly everyone’s list. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam topped Kayak’s trending travel list and came in 2nd on Google’s. That’s about where the similarities end. Google’s #1 spot was claimed by London and had only one US destination (New York). Meanwhile, nearly all of Kayak’s top 10 winners were countries in Asia and Oceania.
Airbnb’s 2023 predictions gave their top spot to Málaga, Spain but Australia and New Zealand also made an appearance on their list.
The most unique list this year was made by Lonely Planet. Their team curated a list of destinations that includes destinations ranging from Ghana to Bhutan.
Perhaps these lists will give you some travel inspiration for next year or maybe you’ll want to choose a less trendy destination. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks for your next adventure.