Travel Trends: World’s top destinations for 2015
From street food in Seoul to volcano-surfing in Nicaragua, we reveal the hottest destinations and coolest activities for 2015.
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We’ve pored over mountains of data to discover which destinations are becoming increasingly popular. The result? A collection of locales around the world that, we predict, will be the places to be and be seen in 2015.
Explore these up-and-coming destinations for yourself and get the cheapest deals with Skyscanner. Here we introduce five of the hottest holiday spots - plus links to five more, as well as information on how to use Skyscanner's tools and features to bag yourself a bargain.
Brazil has been a crowd-pleaser for years, but the FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics have helped make the country a global hotspot for travellers in 2015. From new airport terminals to new roads and an improved rail system, exploring the country has never been easier. Tours through the favelas of Rio and trips to the Amazon have shown just how diverse tourism here can be. Looking for luxury? There are plenty of high-end hotels here that were built for the 2016 Games.
Read more: Top 10 things to do in Brazil
Get in touch with Mother Nature while receiving the royal treatment in Nicaragua. The Central American nation is the perfect place to discover majestic volcanoes (that you can surf down), cloud forests, gorgeous beaches and colourful architecture. New five-star resorts are giving visitors a place to rest their weary head in luxury.
Read more: Top 10 things to do in Nicaragua
3. Seoul, South Korea
Love a bit of K-Pop? The international appetite for Korean pop culture has brought a lot more tourists to Seoul in recent years. The global popularity of PSY's 'Gangnam Style' has spawned tours which visitors adore, while shopping here is blissfully duty-free, attracting a lot of Chinese holidaymakers in search of a bargain. Despite this boom, there are still plenty of hotel rooms to go around, since the city has been fast at work building budget accomodation to make sure people have a place to stay that won’t break the bank.
Read more: Top 10 things to do in Seoul
4. Taipei, Taiwan
Looking for a slice of Southeast Asia away from the usual backpacker crowds and honeymooning couples? Taiwan could be just the ticket. With vibrant traditions, breathtaking landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine, it’s about time this small island nation received the attention it deserves.
Read more: Top 10 things to do in Taipei
5. Mykonos, Greece
When it comes to celeb appeal, Mykonos is a proven hit, attracting the likes of LeBron James, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jennifer Lopez. Famous friends have helped put the small Greek island firmly on the map for fashionable travellers looking to relax in luxury. Meanwhile, Mykonos' party scene is primed to give Ibiza a run for its money as the nightlife spot in Europe. Recovering from the night before? There are plenty of beauiful beaches to kick back on and take in the glorious sunshine.
Read more: Top 10 things to do in Mykonos
Looking for more holiday inspiration? Check out the five other places in our top 10 emerging travel destinations tipped to be the next big thing in 2015: