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Where to go in 2020

The Little Mermaid, Denmark
Afar Magazine - Best Places to travel in 2020
Afar has compiled a list of exciting destinations and divided it under the four seasons. How about winter in Bariloche, Argentina, Istanbul in the spring, Greenland in the summer and autumn in Dubai for starters?
https://www.afar.com/magazine/best-places-to-travel-in-2020

Condé Nast Traveler - Best Places to go in 2020
”We aim to compile a list that is geographically diverse but also has points of interest for every traveler, whether you’ll fly for unparalleled stargazing, gorilla spotting in the wild, or shopping in Tangier.” - Condé Nast Traveler  https://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/best-places-to-go-in-2020

Fodor’s Go list for 2020
Fodor’s go list consists of 52 places including a few that have had their “share of hardships in the recent past.” 
https://www.fodors.com/go-list/2020

Frommer’s Best Places to go in 2020
Frommer’s list visits the “less trampled and overlooked” places in the world.
https://www.frommers.com/slideshows/848383-frommer-s-best-places-to-go-in-2020

New York Times 52 Places to Go for 2020
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/travel/places-to-visit.html


Osaka, Japan
Japan appears on several of the lists in anticipation of the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free roundtrip plane tickets for travel within Japan between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020 to encourage visitors to explore the country. Winners must be visiting Japan between June 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020. 
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/jal-free-tickets-summer-2020-intl-hnk-scli/index.html 
Dubai is also a popular pick as the host of Expo 2020 which opens on October 20, 2020.

Last but not least, the NO List is important for us travelers to review the reasons why we should think carefully before deciding to go to these places.

Fodor’s No List for 2020
“Every year, we use the No List to highlight issues—ethical, environmental, sometimes even political—that we’re thinking about before, during, and long after we travel.” - Fodor’s
https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-no-list-2020

Hope these lists help you with your travel plans for 2020. Have fun and stay safe!

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