American Express unveils top travel destinations for 2023

According to the latest American Express Amex Travel Trendex survey, there is a list of 10 cities that are the top travel destinations for 2023. And for 89% of respondents, taking a trip in 2023 to get away from it all is a serious consideration.



American Express unveils top travel destinations for 2023

Only two locations in the United States made the American Express list. The other eight destinations are in Europe, Latin America and Oceania.

Top 10 Travel Destinations

These are the top destinations along with recommendations from American Express travel consultants if you happen to be traveling there.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark: Stroll the charming streets of Nørrebro, step back in time to the early 17th century at Rosenborg Castle and discover the essence of Danish design.

2. Florida Keys: Lively Duval Street with shops, restaurants, museums and pubs, plus water adventures including a private sunset cruise and snorkeling with Florida dolphins.

3. Istanbul, Turkey: A stop at the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are some of the must-see destinations, not to mention a bite of baklava, Turkey’s national dish.

4. Lisbon, Portugal: Lisbon is a sightseeing wonder full of historical, cultural and culinary highlights with scenic sights.

5. Mexico City, Mexico: From modern to ancient cultural experiences, Mexico City will awaken all your senses. This includes festivals, bazaars and everyday life in the city.

6.Montenegro: From pristine beaches and lakes to centuries-old monasteries atop sheer cliffs, Montenegro offers some of the most breathtaking views.

7. Paris, France: From fashion to food, art, architecture and way too much to list, Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world for good reason. It has everything and one trip would not do it justice.

8. Sydney, Australia: From the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach, Sydney offers fun, cultural attractions and world-class restaurants.

9. Woodstock, Vermont: If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, Woodstock offers a cozy retreat with scenic adventures and fine dining experiences.

10. Yakuve Island, Fiji: As well as lounging on the famous crystal clear beaches, you can also take a boat trip, snorkel around the reefs and partake in learning about local traditions.

Local experiences also popular

A large majority said they would like to travel to destinations on their wish list, with 70% agreeing that they already had an idea of ​​where they would like to travel next year. Interestingly, 73% said they would be willing to spend more on their ideal itinerary.

It’s not just about traveling the world, however, as a whopping 88% said they would also like to travel for local experiences and learn about other cultures.

American adventure and comfort

Explaining the popularity of American travel destinations on the American Express website, the company said: “Key West’s main attractions include lively Duval Street with a variety of shops, restaurants, museums and pubs; and of course water adventures, including a private sunset cruise and snorkeling with Florida dolphins.”

In Woodstock, Vermont, the company added, “Quaint adventures include a Vermont cheese and craft maple syrup tasting at the family-run Sugarbush farm, a stroll along the newly created Ottauquechee River Trail, a comforting meal at Worthy Kitchen, where guests are treated like friends and pampered at the spa at the Woodstock Inn & Resort.”

Popular travel destinations around the world

The top destinations around the world include some well-known travel hotspots such as Paris in France and Lisbon in Portugal. Other European destinations on the list include Copenhagen in Denmark and Montenegro, and the city of Istanbul in Turkey, which stretches across Europe and Asia.

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