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REVEALED: Flight Centre’s ‘Wow List’ of 50 travel experiences for 2020

Flight Centre has published its hottest predictions for 2020 in its highly anticipated ‘Wow List’, with the glossy magazine hitting shelves and desks today.

The Wow List is created annually by detailed analysis of extensive customer data, consultation with product experts and accessing the collective know-how of the wide network of Flight Centre travel experts to come up with the top 50 inspirational must-do experiences for the year ahead.

Supported by both online content and a premium publication, the Wow List destination stories are written by Flight Centre’s own experienced staff, who set off to every corner of the globe each year researching and calling the next hot trends in travel.

Flight Centre boss Graham Turner said: “As time goes on, much more of Flight Centre’s business is complex international travel, and this is what our 2020 really highlights the expertise of our consultants to assist our customers in planning something exciting and different when they travel.”

Luke Wheatley, head of creative and content for Flight Centre, is the mastermind behind the creation of the annual Wow List.

“Each year’s list is inspiring. We look forward to sharing engaging, evocative content to highlight our top picks for the year ahead,” he said.

“The hot destinations chosen for 2020 feature unforgettable traveller experiences, supported by amazing visuals that really bring the Wow List to life.

So, without further ado, here is Flight Centre’s Wow List for 2020:

1. Travel Switzerland by Scenic rail

2. Go glamping in the Kimberley

3. See Thailand’s floating pagodas

4. Set sail on a state-of-the-art ship

5. Climb an active volcano in Vanuatu

6. Drive the Wales Way

7. Venture to the seventh continent in luxury

8. Be a guest at an Indian wedding

9. Soak up the rays at the world’s first island beach club in Fiji

10. Check out NYC’s newest neighbourhood

11. Blend your own wine at d’Arenberg Cube

12. Dive the Great Barrier Reef

13. Stand on the edge of Pulpit Rock in Norway

14. Kayak with orcas

15. Beach yourself in Boracay

16. Go scrambling on the Isle of Skye

17. Be wowed by the restaurant scene in Bali

18. Go caving amid Mayan ruins in Belize

19. Float away on a Nile River cruise

20. Stargaze the largest Dark Sky Reserve in the world

21. Watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat

22. Frolic on a private island

23. Trek Torres del Paine National Park

24. Immerse yourself in France on a Viking river cruise

25. Deep-dive into the design of Chicago

26. Stay on a coffee estancia in Colombia

27. Sail on a gulet in Turkey

28. Safari in Sri Lanka

29. Traverse the Puglia Coastal Walk

30. Witness the beauty of Yosemite National Park

31. Learn local traditions in Japan

32. Trace the Silk Road route

33. Wonder at the northern lights in the Yukon

34. Immerse yourself in Ireland’s 2020 cultural hub

35. See the world on show in Dubai

36. Take a guided hike on the Maria Island Walk

37. Go sledging on Kaituna River

38. Feel blue in Morocco

39. Discover the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret

40. Drive the Garden Route in South Africa

41. Ski Japan and South Korea

42. Feel like a kid in the Theme Park Capital of the World

43. Cycle Girona

44. Channel your inner archaeologist at Petra

45. Cruise to Russia’s almost uncharted Far East

46. Swim with whale sharks in Mexico

47. Hike Kuelap in northern Peru

48. Enjoy all-access luxury in the Maldives

49. Go on a historic London pub crawl

50. Layover at Singapore Changi Airport

You can check out all 50 experiences in more detail here.


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