The 2018 World’s Best campaign by Travel and Leisure has ranked Cape Town 12th on its list of the best cities worldwide, as voted by its readers.
Popular tourist destinations have been ranked according to the scores submitted by global travellers as part of the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards survey.
According to their website, “Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.” The result was a list of 15 incredible global destinations.
Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi is this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Shot from Japan’s Kumejima Island, his winning photo – Mermaid – captures the tail of a humpback whale calf.
Talking to National Geographic, Takahashi said: “It was a special scene for me, to be able to take a photo of the calf, completely relaxed in gentle waters.”
She continued: “I really cannot believe it. It was my dream to win. I am honoured and it will be the driving force for my future shooting.”
The diver and photographer’s photo was among over 13 000 entries submitted for this year’s competition – which offers… Read More
Millions of travellers around the world voted for their best travel experiences, which resulted in Tripadvisor’s first Travellers’ Choice awards for Experiences.
The travel, accommodation and restaurant review website compiled its list from 345 listings, which saw Walkabout Florence Tours’s local market tour and cooking class in the Tuscany region’s capital topping the list of must-try international experiences. Second on the list is a bike tour in Berlin, followed by guided sight-seeing tour in New York in third place.
Three days. Three countries. 92 kilometres. If you’re a trail runner who has a passion for exploring the great outdoors, the Mapungubwe Wildrun should be on your bucket list. From the banks of the Limpopo River in Zimbabwe to the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana and across to the ancient kingdom of Mapungubwe in South Africa, this is a safari on the run like no other!
Airbnb has mined its booking data from the first half of the coming year to unearth 2018’s travel trends. The forecast covers the top 10 popular cities to explore, the kinds of homes guests enjoy and popular experiences growing in demand.
When it comes to the world’s top 10 popular cities, Paris, Osaka and Tokyo occupy the top three spots, followed by New York, London, Rome, Orlando, Miami, Sydney and Lisbon.