The destinations are not a heads-up of where travellers are going but a means to express where travellers should consider visiting in the coming year. The reasons for suggesting a certain destination may vary—it could be that there is something special going on that year, that there's been recent development and a lot of buzz about the place, or that we think it's up-and-coming and suggest travellers visit before the crowds do.
While some of the destinations are up-and-coming, others are well-travelled but have a timely angle for the year. We endeavour to get a good mix of destinations, appealing to all types of travellers. Some are more intrepid, others are perennial favourites but with something particularly special taking place that year.
We also take into account destinations’ offering of activities, adventure, culture, events, family-friendliness and food. Each choice in our corresponding book has icons signifying those categories it fits into.