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Revealed: World’s Best Places To Visit, 2020

Paris has been recognized as the world’s best place to visit 2020, according to a survey by the CEOWORLD magazine, while South Island in New Zealand and Rome placed second and third, respectively. The 2020 rankings placed Tahiti in fourth ahead of London into fifth; while Maui ranked sixth, and Phuket seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 Best Places to Visit 2020, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Yosemite National Park, Machu Pichu, and the Maldives.

The thought of visiting new places, meeting new people, and relishing new cuisines triggers wanderlust in most of the people but having chosen a perfect destination matters the most. Based on the popularity, facilities, scenic views, and accommodation, we’ve made a list for you to select your destination and make most of your vacation.

Detailed findings & methodology (Ranking the best places to visit around the world, 2020): In order to determine the rankings, researchers at the CEOWORLD magazine compiled, analyzed, and compared 500 destinations around the globe. Readers were invited to participate in a survey developed by the CEOWORLD magazine, in association with the research firm Global Business Policy Institute. Respondents were asked to rate destinations on a number of characteristics.

For each characteristic, respondents could choose a rating of world-class, outstanding, excellent, impressive, interesting, above average, average, below average, bad, or abysmal. The final scores are indexed averages of these responses. To compile the list, CEOWORLD magazine considered several factors, including Ease of Travel, Sights, Nightlife, Culture, Climate, Food, Cleanliness, Affordability (Value for Money), Shopping, Transport, Safety, and the friendliness of the local population towards foreign travelers. The rankings took into account both editors’ opinions and votes from readers.

World's Best Places to Visit, 2020

RankBest PlaceCountryScore
1ParisFrance99.81
2South IslandNew Zealand98.38
3RomeItaly95.95
4TahitiFrench Polynesia95.56
5LondonUnited Kingdom95.3
6MauiUnited States95.19
7PhuketThailand94.98
8Yosemite National ParkUnited States94.73
9Machu PichuPeru94.71
10MaldivesMaldives94.54
11New York CityUnited States94.42
12SydneyAustralia94.21
13PortoPortugal93.9
14DubaiUnited Arab Emirates93.57
15FlorenceItaly93.56
16PragueCzech Republic93.52
17BarcelonaSpain93.18
18Amalfi CoastItaly92.96
19SantoriniGreece92.86
20Honolulu - OahuUnited States92.37
21Grand CanyonUnited States92
22BaliIndonesia91.9
23Serengeti National ParkTanzania91.85
24VancouverCanada91.37
25San SebastianSpain90.97
26Costa RicaCosta Rica90.82
27British Virgin IslandsCaribbean90.8
28Great Barrier ReefAustralia90.31
29St. LuciaCaribbean90.3
30Bora BoraFrench Polynesia90.27

Paris– A city of love has everything you need for a romantic getaway. Iconic Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Le Marais, and the Arc de Triomphe to name a few of the many attractions of the city. It is also known for its cutesy French cafes, colorful markets, fashion streets, huge shopping malls, and restaurants serving delectable dishes. Walking on the street overlooking the Eiffel Tower is the best thing to do in Paris.

South Island, New Zealand- South Island is the most scenic place to visit in New Zealand. For its beaches, lakes, national parks, and thousands of adventurous things to do, South Island attracts holidaymakers from all walks of life. Mt Cook, Larnach Castle, Stewart Island, Fiordland National Park, Queenstown, Wanaka, etc are the major attractions of the area.

Rome- An awe-inspiring experience awaits you at Rome which is not just Italy’s capital city but is also one of the world’s most beautiful and romantic cities. It’s rustic streets, historic monuments, and street-side cafe add to the overall vibes of the city. White wines from the nearby Castelli Romani hills, delicious cheese-filled pizzas, and coffee shots, are must-haves in Rome.

The Brando, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti– Tahiti or remote paradise? Surrounded by tall peaks, it is the largest island in French Polynesia. It is symbolized by clear streams, mystical valleys, high waterfalls, and azure waters. Its world-class resorts make a perfect destination with their private beach fronts, water villas, spas, fine dining, and a lot of things to do.

London– London isn’t a city, it’s an emotion. The kind of personality London carries, no other city in the world does. Holidaymakers are drawn to it for its pubs, museums, historical spots, attractions, and its uniquely diverse culture. London offers numerous things to do and places to see- Big Ben, the House of Parliament, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and Westminster Abbey are to name a few.

Maui– When you see relaxing golden sands, gorgeous sunsets, and milky-white moonlit breeze welcoming you to enjoy your holiday, you’re welcomed in Maui. Parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc are the top activities to enjoy in Maui. Those who visit Maui, don’t miss Maui Ocean Centre, Atlantis Submarines, Valley Isle, and Kapalua Golf.

Phuket– A small city surrounded by turquoise beaches, lively streets, and appetizing dishes. It is a rainforested mountainous island situated in the Andaman Sea. It has gorgeous sea-side resorts offering high-end facilities and much-needed relaxation. Patong is the main area where you will find nightclubs, bars, discos, and restaurants serving dishes from all over the world. Thai massage and coconut ice cream are a must-try when you are in Phuket.

Yosemite– Yosemite is known for Yosemite National Park located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It has gained its fame and popularity for its magnificent sequoia trees, tunnel view, Bridalveil Fall, the gorgeous granite cliffs of El Capitan, and Half Dome. It offers a range of adventurous activities such as hiking and trekking, once you’re on the top of Glacier Point- we’re sure it will be one of the best views of your life.

Machu Pichu– Rightly located high in the Andes Mountains, Peru above the Urubamba River valley. It is renowned for its 15th-century Inca citadel surrounded by high walls, rich flora and fauna of Amazon basin, and abundant scenic views of nature.

Maldives

Maldives– Maldives is also known for its ‘sunny side of life’, azure waters, crystal clear sands, and pristine shores symbolize this destination. The world’s best resorts, water villas, and much more awaits you here. In the Maldives, you can enjoy floating on the clear waters, diving deep in the Indian Ocean, or feeding Manta Rays. The Maldives is your one-stop solution for a romantic, adventurous, and peaceful vacation.


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Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.