The world continues to change, so the places you should visit are changing as well. Due to reduced plane ticket costs or endangered landscapes, some destinations are proving to be the best places to visit in 2019. And avid travelers should take advantage of current circumstances, as some suggested locations have only become better and better over time. To help narrow down your travel options, the team at GlobalEntryServices.org has created a list of five up-and-coming travel destinations that you should visit in 2019.
#1 South Korea
In Feb. of 2019, Pyeongchang county in South Korea will host the 2019 winter Olympics. This county is home to Buddhist temples and interesting landscapes, and travelers will be able to watch the Olympics only hours away from the border between North and South Korea. The team at GlobalEntryServices.org encourages travelers to sightsee during their Olympic journeys.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the Bahamas has endured significant damage. NOVA and PBS report that climate change may be affecting extreme weather conditions in latent ways, and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have already made history as the first two category four and five storms to hit the U.S. in the same year. However, connections between worsening climate conditions and high-level tropical storms are unclear. Still, hurricanes remind travelers that the environment is fragile and that they should visit the Bahamas’ gorgeous beaches and attractions in 2019, before other damaging storms hit the shore.
#3 The Great Barrier Reef
After suffering coral bleaching and disease, the Great Barrier Reef sustained significant damage and was previously declared “dead.” However, the Great Barrier Reef is beginning to show life again. New management plans have been created to protect the remaining reef, and new areas of growth and rebirth are discovered daily. Additionally, some tickets for cruises and excursions are majorly discounted for travelers wishing to explore the wonder of the sea. The team at GlobalEntryServices.org reminds travelers to abide by all diving regulations to help preserve the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
Recent political relations between Cuba and the U.S. have not been ideal. However, in 2015, the Cuban travel embargo from the U.S. was lifted, even though President Trump later reinstated some travel restrictions. Currently, the U.S. is maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba. Therefore, travelers may still visit the country with approved tourist visas, which are distributed by the Department of Treasury. Regardless, even after changes in administration and legislation, relations with the island nation are expected to improve. The team at GlobalEntryServices.org hopes that citizens can capitalize on improved relations to facilitate travel to this unique country in 2019.
As opposed to the reason travelers should visit South Korea, the reason Japan will be a great destination in 2019 is because it will not be flooded with tourists trying to attend sporting events. The next year, in 2019, Japan will welcome guests for the Rugby World Cup, and, in the year 2020, Japan will host the Summer Olympics. These events will increase tourism during those years, allowing travelers to benefit from reduced traveling costs and difficulties in the year before the crowds arrive. The team at GlobalEntryServices.org recommends that travelers visit the bustling country while they can in 2019 to experience the lively cities, the breathtaking country landscapes and the remarkable culture.