This Canadian province was named one of the best places in the world to travel in 2020

Dec 19 2019, 10:18 pm

Popular travel magazine Travel + Leisure has officially released its list of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, and this year, a Canadian city made the list.

The publication compiled an extensive amount of research to determine which places earned a spot on the list.


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This research included factors such as tourism statistics, new flight routes, the debut of unique hotels, and significant events to see how this information impacts the destinations people choose to visit.

“We take stock of the most compelling new restaurant openings, scroll through the Instagram posts of our most well-travelled pals, and mine our inboxes for tips. We also survey our vast network of travel experts,” the article reads.

The researchers also enlist the assistance of hospitality experts, trusted writers, and other individuals within the travel industry to investigate the destinations that pique their interest.


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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, claimed the coveted number one spot on the list.

Arequipa, Peru, landed the number two spot for the architecture of “The White City” — named after its glimmering volcanic rock structures.


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Asheville, North Carolina, the entire country of Austria, and Baja Sur’s East Cape, Mexico, rounded out the top five destinations on the list, according to the publication.

The Acadian province of New Brunswick was listed 33rd.

The publication writes, “Today, Acadians living in New Brunswick — the only officially bilingual province in Canada — are driving tourism by raising awareness of their history and traditions.” 


Sunset on a beach near St. John, New Brunswick (Gareth Janzen/Shutterstock)

Most prominently, the various culinary establishments in different locations in the province are particularly highlighted, with Black Rabbit in Moncton and Distillerie Fils du Roy in Paquetville being just two examples. 

The top 50 destinations to venture to in 2020 are as follows:

  1. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  2. Arequipa, Peru
  3. Asheville, North Carolina
  4. Austria
  5. Baja Sur’s East Cape, Mexico
  6. Barbados
  7. Beijing, China
  8. Big Island, Hawaii
  9. Botswana
  10. Boston
  11. Brisbane, Australia
  12. Caesarea, Israel
  13. California’s Central Coast
  14. Chilean Lakes District
  15. Costa Rica
  16. Doha, Qatar
  17. Dominica
  18. The Douro River
  19. Dubai
  20. Durban, South Africa
  21. Guyana
  22. The Great Lakes
  23. Istanbul
  24. Jalisco, Mexico
  25. Klitmøller, Denmark
  26. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  27. Kyoto, Japan
  28. Lille, France
  29. Maine
  30. Malawi
  31. Maldonado Department, Uruguay
  32. Manchester, UK
  33. New Brunswick, Canada
  34. North Island, New Zealand
  35. North Macedonia
  36. Oklahoma City
  37. Paros, Greece
  38. Quito, Ecuador
  39. Rajasthan, India
  40. Rome’s EUR District
  41. Rijeka, Croatia
  42. Rwanda
  43. Singapore
  44. Songyang County, China
  45. Sri Lanka
  46. St. Bart’s
  47. Taiwan’s Mountains
  48. Tasmania
  49. Tbilisi, Georgia
  50. Turks & Caicos
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