When it comes to travel, there are some destinations that will always hold a special place in our hearts, and there are those still waiting to be discovered.
A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has revealed this year’s fast-growing travel destinations, and it’s a heartening mix of up-and-comers and recent favourites.
Somewhat surprisingly, the Palestine has is most popular among world travellers, recording a 57.8 per cent increase in international travellers in the first half of 2017. Egypt was close behind, taking a 51 per cent leap, while the Northern Mariana Islands rounds out the top three with a 37.3 per cent jump.
Scroll down to see which other nations international travellers just can’t get enough of. [listicle]
57.8 per cent
Image: Peter Mulligan / Flickr
51 per cent
Image: Roderick Eime / Flickr
Northern Mariana Islands
37.3 per cent
Image: Knexon Cho / Flickr
34.9 per cent
Image: Andres Nieto Porras / Flickr
32.5 per cent
Image: Renaud Torres / Flickr
31.2 per cent
Image: M M / Flickr
30.2 per cent
Image: Marcelo Campi / Flickr
28.4 per cent
Image: Jakob Christensen / Flickr
28.3 per cent
Image: Rob Oo / Flickr
25.1 per cent
Image: Edgardo W. Olivera / Flickr[/listicle]
(Lead image: Andres Nieto Porras / Flickr)
Kristen Amiet is a previous AWOL editor, bona fide travel addict, sometimes whisky drinker and full-time breakfast food enthusiast.