Frommer’s have unveiled their hot list for 2012 with the Whitsundays taking out the award for ‘top destination to get lost’.
The list, compiled by Frommer’s travel writers and editors, features destinations across the world which are said to be the next big things for travellers in 2012. While no Australian spots made the top 10, the Queensland islands received a unique accolade, suggesting the region is well on its way to recovery after the devastation of 2011’s Cyclone Yasi.
Earthquake-prone Turkey featured as the Frommer’s Readers’ Favourite destination, with 51 per cent of the overall vote from the 10 destinations nominated by readers.
Frommer’s Top 10 Destinations for 2012
· Chongqing, China
· Fukuoka, Japan
· Beirut, Lebanon
· London, England
· Girona, Spain
· Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia/New Brunswick, Canada
· Kansas City, Missouri, USA
· Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Top Family Destination: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Top Cruise Destination: Tromso, Norway
Top Beach Destination: Hanalei Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Top Adventure Destination: Moab, Utah
Top Food & Drink Destination: Lima, Peru
Top City Break Destination: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Top Endangered Destination: Aysen Region, Chile
Top Value Destination: Albanian Riviera
Top Destination to Get Lost: Whitsunday Islands, Australia
Readers’ Choice: Turkey