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Hot Travel Destinations in 2011

Have you been wondering how one or other place suddenly become ‘hot destination’? I was but never got more or less reasonable answer. What comes to the nature – there are so many nice & beautiful places in the world. Almost every big city in Europe has some  great architecture and historical sites…

What are the reasons besides the regular travel destinations like New York, Paris or Rome suddenly Prague or Stockholm became popular? It is kind of funny but many people discovered Prague after ‘Mission Impossible’ with Tom Cruise was released or seeing ‘Lords of the Rings’ made many people wonder about New Zealand. The power of images is great and often films are the ones that makes us want to pack and head out to world.

But if  we look at the most popular destinations during last few years, Las Vegas, Cancun and Hawaii remained constants on the ten most popular domestic and international destination. Whether planning for Spring Break or looking ahead to finding the perfect location for your summer vacation, think of Las Vegas as a popular destination filled with great hotel and nightclub experience; Cancun – a place with pristine beaches and varied entertainment; Hawaii has been great vacation destination already but with Aulani Disney Resort opening in August 29 will make it magical destination for all ages.

Last year Stockholm got a lot of attention because of royal wedding. But  this year much more visitors will head to London at the end of April. Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. In Britain it will be 4 days of public holidays and big celebrations. Guess how many people from around the world already have booked the tickets to London?

Another hot destination of year 2011 is going to be Australia. Why Australia?  Because Oprah did announce, “We’re going to Australia!” on seasons premiere in September, 2010. Since then this destination has been on the radar of media and travelers for sure. With all the media attention and a $5 million marketing campaign launched by Tourism Australia more and more people will think about going ‘down under’.

P.S. Travelers – get ready for Russia in 2014! Russia is working hard to make winter Olympic Games in Sochi event of the year.

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog in  WordPress.com. This is my first post so I’ll introduce with myself:

Hi! I’m Latti and I’m from Latvia. That’s my home country – small country somewhere in Europe 🙂   Since I was a kid I’ve travelled a lot – summer vacations with my parents to Black sea, sport competitions in different cities all over Europe. Later I have worked in different countries like US, Malta, Russia and Ukraine. So from one hand travelling has become kind of passion for me. Because I think the more people have seen, the more they know. I think it’s fascinating – new places, new experiences, new people. It’s hard to say when and where it started – from long years in sports when hotels are your home are much later when I got this feeling that if I want, I can go anywhere…

Therefore now I’m glad I have put these two thinks – knowlegde and experience – together and come up with this project  Handy Travel Agency. Your own HandyTravelAgency. Why handy – because it’s always at your hand when you turn on your computer. Why yours? – It’s your computer 🙂  …and you can plan and organize everything from comfort of your home.