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8 top travel destinations for 2017

Chances are if you haven’t traveled anywhere during 2017 yet, it’s likely you’re dreaming of your next international getaway by now.

So what are the emerging top travel hot spots for 2017? Here’s where’s popular around the globe this minute.


The Lonely Planet touts Canada as their no.1 country to visit in 2017. Not only is the country very picturesque, but the locals are friendly and the Australian dollar is looking strong against the Canadian so odds are good for your spending money whilst there.


If getting in touch with nature is what you’re after, why not take the advice of National Geographic and head to Finland? Finland celebrates 100 years of independence in 2017, a perfect time to go explore the national parks, wildlife, experience true cold, and catch a glimpse of the colourful northern lights. 

Bordeaux, France

The top city you may like to visit is beautiful Bordeaux in France. Lonely Planet lists this as no.1 due to its reputation for amazing food and wine. And foodies can delight in the fact that this city will be newly linked to the rest of Europe via high-speed train lines connecting mid-2017.

Guadeloupe Islands

Craving a tropical island get away? The Guadeloupe Islands are certainly the next hot spot for 2017. Offering a rich unique French and Caribbean culture, the archipelago is made up of five islands ready for travellers to visit.

Choquequirao, Peru

If you’re looking for a little bit of adventure, what better way than exploring the last Incan refuge located in the region of Choquequirao in Peru. Travellers are buzzing about the region which includes ruins and hiking through the jungle, much like the famed Machu Pichu. 2017 is set to see a cable-car help visitors to access the peak.


If you’re on a budget, Nepal has been listed as the place to go by the Lonely Planet. Offering trekking, wildlife spotting, and spectacular views of mountains, Nepal is making a come-back as a popular travel destination after being hit by earthquakes recently. You’d also be contributing to the economy of a nation getting back on its feet.

Marrakech, Morocco

Experience a cultural revolution in colourful Marrakech. A seemingly timeless city, there’re no doubt you’ll be charmed by the sights, sounds, tastes and exotic smells of Marrakech.


Japan is rising in popularity as a travel hotspot due to its increased affordability, new bullet train connections around the country, and stunning landscapes. In particular, hitting the slopes for skiing has become popular with travellers in 2017.

If you’re thinking of travelling overseas at any time, make sure to get your Free Travel Insurance Quote from CGU before you go. Prepare for the unexpected with CGU Travel Insurance