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5 Fastest Growing Tourist Places in the World

5 Fastest Growing Tourist Places in the World

Every Christmas, we scan internet, travel logs and destination sites to get a place fulfilling enough to chase our attention. In the least possible cases, we end up making to Europe or destinations which are more popular and already visited. This stops us from mapping out places yet to be visited. Every year, the United Nations World Tourism Organization scans travel patterns among tourists to track out trends common. This study helps others to map out places slowly becoming destinations for International Tourism. Over the years, some findings have made people exclaim. Despite violence and disturbance amid growing radicalism in the Middle East, visitors keep on increasing in the countries such as Israel, Palestine, Egypt, and Tunisia. Some South American destinations have also come up in the recent times with emerging nations such as Uruguay and Chile.

If you are a travel enthusiast and looking for new destinations, here is the list of 5 nations who have slowly but steadily made it into the list of trending popular destinations as per United Nations World Tourism Organization. These countries have more travelers than other countries combined in the list and thus they demand attention. While Palestine and Egypt showcase history coupled with tradition, Northern Mariana Islands, Uruguay, and Vietnam amaze us with their natural beauty. Vietnam presents a scenic amalgamation of history and landscape like no other country.

Palestinian Territory

Over the year, Palestine and Israel have often locked horns over the issue of territory but that seems to have left no impact on tourism sector of Palestine. Over the year, the international tourists reaching Palestine have increased by almost 58% and this is a huge lead. During the Christmas, Bethlehem becomes the favorite destination when it conducts a midnight Mass. Other places to visit include –

  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Hebron
  • Jericho
  • Ramallah
  • Nablus
  • Jenin
  • Tulkarem and Qalqilya
  • Gaza


Egypt had been the favorite spot of those engrossed and attracted towards its historical artifacts. But this number significantly tore down amid violence in the country by extremists. As the violence eased, the markets and tourists sites screamed with visitors from every part of the world and it recorded more than 51% increase in the number of visits. Places of attraction in Egypt include –

  • Cairo
  • El Menya
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Abu-Simbel Temples
  • Alexandria
  • El-Alamein Battlefield
  • North Coast

Northern Mariana Island

The Northern Mariana Islands are a US commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean.  Known for its sandy shores and mountainous landscapes, the Island has some of the scariest cliffs often called the Suicide cliff. Nearby memorials mark Banzai Cliff and Suicide cliff, sites from WWII’s Battle of Saipan. The places of interest include –

  • Suicide Cliff
  • American Memorial Park
  • Banzai Cliff
  • Mount Tapochau
  • Bird Island Lookout
  • Saipan’s Northeast coast


Vietnam is one of the countries in Asia which showed the highest jump in tourist reach out due to its landscape and preserved history. It recorded a 31 percent jump in the arrivals. Vietnam has some sites on the world heritage list also. The places of attraction include –

  • Truong Bon Historical Site
  • Long Bien Bridge
  • Muong Thanh Safari Land
  • Ha Tien Landscape
  • Thien Ha Cave
  • Ooc-om-Bok Festival
  • Hue Festival
  • Dong Chau Beach
  • Phong Nha –Ke Bang National Park


South American Coastal State Uruguay made a significant jump in the tourism map with a 30 percent increase last year. Uruguay has different tourist destinations of utmost attraction and these are:

  • Punta del Este
  • Piriapolis
  • Montevideo
  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • Salto
  • Lavalleja
  • Rocha
  • Artigas

Rivera among others

So, what’s stopping you? Pack bags and leave for an exotic Christmas this time in these countries who present complete package celebration.

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