Top 10 Best Holiday Destinations for 2009
Fly into the Sunset
As 2009 quickly approaches and the recession is starting to bite it seems that many people are trying to escape from reality for a couple of weeks get away from it all and leave all of their troubles behind by booking their 2009 vacation.
The travel industry has seen a boost this winter with people booking their 2009 vacations early trying to save a little money by booking early.
Europe, Egypt and Orlando are just some of the favored destinations people will flock to on their Summer vacation in 2009 with Bulgaria and Turkey also highly featured on the holidaymakers hit list.
Budget holidays to places where the food and accomodation are cheep and affordable are highly featured in the top 10 this year.
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Sharm El Sheikh
Top 10 Holiday Destinations for 2009
NUMBER 10 Egypt
The holiday resort of Sharm El Sheikh, which is an excellent destination for sun,sea and sand, the resort caters to all tastes and ages and it has a fantastic history, culture and some fascinating architecture, Sharm El Sheikh is renowned for its clear blue sea and its wonderful beaches.
Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai peninsula, All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea.
5 star Hotels, fantastic shopping, watersports, and wonderful beaches Sharm El Sheikh has something for everyone and more, casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions.
Number 9 Majorca
Majorca or Mallorca has been a most popular destination with Brittish tourists for many years but Americans have recently discovered the secret of the place, Stunning beaches, blistering sunshine, fantastic nightlife and a historical past that spans thousands of years.
Non-stop partying in Magaluf. Walking the broad plains and rolling countryside of Es Pla. And long tapas lunches in The cosmopolitan Capital of Majorca, Palma. There's something for everyone in Majorca.
Waterparks, diving, Shopping, golf, nightclubs, pubs, fairgrounds, and historical walks all make Majorca one of the worlds top tourist destinations where people come back year after year because they fall in love with the place.
From the Air
Number 8 The Maldives
Sun Sea and Sand and a thousand beautiful islands that make up the Maldives are really popular with the tourism trade, get away from it all in style, the Maldives is an archipelago comprising 1,190 low-lying coral islands scattered across the equator, in groups of 26 naturally occurring atolls which are divided into 20 for administrative purposes.
Sunny unique and unspoiled can hardly describe these beautifully stunning islands,small green plots of land popping out of a crystal clear Indian Ocean, heaven isn't a place on earth but this has to be the closest place to heaven that we have. lagoons and reefs, are to be discovered all around these tropical islands with tropical climates to match.
Imagine a place that is nothing but surf and sun; where paradise meets reality. You can choose any of the ninety resorts islands across the Maldives, with the freedom to explore everything is amazing tropical wonderland.
The busiest tourist area in the world. Half a million people every year rediscover this paradise.
Number 7 Gran Canaria
Is an island of the Canary Islands, an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from the northwest coast of Africa.
Always a popular destination for tourists, Gran Canaria is a sun worshippers dream with year round sunshine, sandy beaches, great shopping , golf waterparks, plenty of nightlife, restraunts and bars, there is something for everyone to do and have fun.
Cran Canaria has a long and unique history and there are plenty of old buildings to discover and explore,.
Water sports and paragliding, diving and surfing are always popular with the visitors who flock to Gran Canaria from all over the globe.
A visit to Gran Canaria is a vacation that you will never forget.
Culturally speaking, Gran Canaria is synonymous with the blending of cultures. This attribute of the island is the legacy of its long history as a port of call for travellers, having been a society that is open to everything that arrives to its shores from beyond the seas.
Number 6 Turkey
Turkey is becoming more and more popular every year because of it's ecclectic mix of sunshine san sea culture and history and its up and coming nightlife is bringing the younger generation in droves.
This interesting mix makes Turkey a destination for everyone of any age, . This fascinating country boasts 7,200km of coastline boast picturesque beaches, quaint fishing villages, turquoise waters, vibrant nightlife, excellent shops, breathtaking natural scenery, historical sites and sunny skies.
Turkeys landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of great empires. This is the land where Alexander the Great slashed the Gordion Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer’s Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that would shape the world. History buffs can immerse themselves in marvels and mementos stretching back to the dawn of civilisation.
You can explore the amazing history or you can choose to unwind, spend an afternoon being pampered at a hamam, or let the warm waters off the Mediterranean coast lap at your toes. Adventure lovers can head east to Nemrut Daği National Park. Bon vivants need look no further than İstanbul, where the markets and bars are among the most stylish and atmospheric, and the mod Ottoman cuisine rates as the tastiest, in the world.
Number 5 Orlando Florida
Disney, Universal, Sea World, Water Parks and much much more, Orlando is and always will be one of the top places for tourism in the world, this holiday of a lifetime will make any other vacation seem a little dull.
International avenue has some great world class hotels, and some fantastic shops and restraunts, and waterparks fun fairs and a whole heap more.
The Theme parks are what the tourists crave when they pay a visit to Orlando and dissapointment is a word that is unknown in that part of the world, tourists have so much fun in Florida that they often need to take a relaxing break when their vacation comes to an end.
Attracting over 4 million visitors each year, the "sunshine state" is not only great for its weather and superb beaches but for the non-stop entertainment and magic of the world's largest entertainment complex: The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida
Number 4 Tenerife
Back to the Canary Islands for Number 4 in fact Tenerife is the largest of all of the Canary islands, and is very popular with tourists from all over the world.
is home to the highest mountain peak in Spain. The dormant volcano, Mount Teide, stands at 3,700 metres high and divides the island in two. To the north there are banana plantations, palm trees, vineyards and a tropical climate. It's a perfect destination for all seasons.
Tenerife is often called a paradise island and for good reason! The island experiences sunshine around the year, has an abundance of world class hotels and offers an exceptional choice of cuisine set against the stunning background of Mount Teide. Most people going on holidays to Tenerife stay in the main tourist resorts of Los Christianos and Playa de las Americas, located side-by-side in the south west of the island.
The choice of hotels in Tenerife is quite staggering with everything from affordable 3 star hotels to top class 5 star luxury hotels available. Whether you are planning a romantic break away, a quick 'run to the sun' or a fortnight long family holiday, Tenerife really does have something for everyone.
The Scenic Algarve
Number 3 Portugal's Algarve
The Algarve sits on Portugal's southern coast, . It has over 240 km of coastline for you to choose from which, paired with a warm climate, make it a perfect place to soak up the sun.
Everywhere you go, you are surrounded by bright colours, from the golden sands, to the crystal clear waters, the clear blue skies, the vivid green grass, and the white-washed walls of the buildings in the Algarve's old towns.
There is no one best way to explore this region of Portugal. The seemingly endless coastline includes some of the world's most beautiful beaches, but by venturing just a few miles inland, you can lose yourself in the heritage and history of the Algarve.
Number 2 Corfu
Corfu has brilliant weather and beaches, along with water sports, nightlife, delicious food and drink, great shopping and lots of culture and history.
At Number Two on the list it is an increasingly popular destination for world travellers.
The most important part of any Greek island holiday, is the food and wine Corfu's Tavernas will not disappoint. Modern Corfiot food is fresh and exciting.
Nowadays you will find fresh and exciting food at Corfu's tavernas.
Since the introduction of the Euro, emphasis has been to keep prices down and quality up.
Admittedly, it is more expensive than the days of the drachma, but Corfu still offers excellent value for money as a holiday destination
Sunny Beach Bulgaria
Number 1 Bulgaria
An up and coming destination it comes as a surprise to most Bulgaria is the most sought after destination this year.
The credit crunch could be a part of the reason for this because of the extremely cheap prices that Bulgaria has to offer, of course the sun sand sea and nightlife also play their part in making Bulgaria a fantastic and popular place to visit and there is a diverse range of cultures in one place and a totaly unique history to match.
Known as the "Jewel of the Balkans", Bulgaria. You'll find sandy beaches, many of which have been awarded Blue Flag status for their cleanliness and facilities, which overlook the Black Sea, a region renown for its warm sunshine. And the mountainous areas of the country provide a breathtaking summer backdrop to its quaint villages, as well as excellent skiing during winter.