Where To Travel in 2012?

Would you like to go somewhere new in 2012?  National Geographic Traveler editors deliberated on the next up-and-coming places and published the Best of the World 2012 special section in our November-December issue.

Across the pond, Travel PR UK collected the bucket lists of various other travel experts, such as Frommers, Lonely Planet and World Travel Market, and helpfully plotted the color-coded results on their Hot Destinations Map.

Richard Mellor of Travel PR kindly added most of Traveler’s Best of the World picks (green pins), while Frommers is represented by yellow pins, Lonely Planet by red, World Travel Market by pink, Travel PR by blue, and News.com.AU by purple. If you click on the pins in the enlarged version of the map, you will get info about each destination. Happy clicking!




  1. Nepal Expeditions
    Jyatha Kathmandu
    August 17, 2012, 2:45 am

    Nepal is a wonderful place to explore more suitable for adventure seekers, nature lovers and mountaineers. Nepal is a home land of many of the world tallest mountains including Mt Everest world tallest peak. Nepal is also the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Nepal offers a lot…
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  3. Alexander
    February 5, 2012, 7:59 am

    Good list! Don’t miss to visit this year two biggest in the world sport events- in June – European football championship in Ukraine and Poland, and later in July(August) – Olympic Games in London! Which is a great opportunity to discover a new cultures along with a sport events. Discover Europe and beyond at http://travel-europe-eu.blogspot.com/

  4. Terence
    Cape Town, South Africa
    February 4, 2012, 7:45 am

    Thanks for this valuable post.