American Express Travel put together a top list of places to visit this Fall and some of them are destinations you haven’t seen frequently recommended up until now.
Increase in bookings: 150%
Once known as, “The Paris of the Middle East” – “Cognizant of today’s geopolitical climate, Americans are shifting the conversation from apprehension to understanding and are openly exploring destinations in the Middle East – tourism is booming, [and] airlines are creating more routes,” said Jamee Lubkemann, vice president of American Express Travel.
2. Tel Aviv
Increase in bookings: 148%
A trip to Tel Aviv could include everything from beach lounging and museum hopping to falafel and hummus sampling. “Tel Aviv is modern, vibrant, and cosmopolitan,” Lubkemann said.
3. Casablanca, Morocco
Increase in bookings: 86%
Morocco as a whole is trending with modern travelers, but with the promise of new construction projects like Parc de la Ligue Arabe and Grande Theatre de Casablanca, the port city of Casablanca is the place to be right now.
4. Nairobi, Kenya
Increase in bookings: 39%
“Often referred to as the Silicon Savannah, Nairobi is known as an innovative tech hub for Kenya. But beyond that, it has evolved to become a gateway to immersive coastal safaris and travelers are increasingly flocking to the destination for its thriving multi-ethnic food scene,” Lubkemann said.
5. Mazatlan, Mexico
Increase in bookings: 82%
This resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast is known both for its beautiful sandy beaches and its historic core.
Many of its 19th-century buildings have been restored and repurposed to serve its growing culinary and arts scenes. Mazatlán is considered one of Mexico’s best nightlife destinations as well.
Read the entire recommendation list here.
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