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Where is the best place to visit right now, at this very moment in travel history?
This is the most hotly contested topic at Lonely Planet and dominates more conversations than any other. We pose this question to everyone at Lonely Planet, from our authors and editors, all the way to our online family of bloggers and tweeters.
As self-confessed travel geeks, our staff collectively rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year, exploring almost every destination on the planet in the process. Each year they come up with hundreds of places that are buzzing right now, offer new things for travellers to see or do, or are criminally overlooked and underrated.
Amid fierce debate, the list is whittled down by our panel of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities that travellers must visit in the year ahead. Each destination is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and 'wow' factor. We don't just report on the trends, we set them - helping you get there before the crowds do.
We also come up with the world's best-value destinations, the most exciting family adventures, and the most incredible places to stay.
Discover what makes these destinations fantastic places to see right now and what unmissable experiences they offer. The suggested itineraries and practical information are designed to help you make a dream trip happen for yourself. Be inspired by what is spurring travellers to get out and see more of the world. Make 2017 your year of incredible travel experiences!
When Lonely Planet talks the rest of the world listens. That's why tourist boards all over the world await its top 10 lists with bated breath - inclusion practically guarantees a bumper year.
IRISH INDEPENDENT, IRELAND
Beautiful to look at and fun to read, Lonely Planet's roundup is a must-own.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, USA
As someone who loves travelling - and even the prospect of planning my next trip - this compact guide was a real treat. The sumptuous photographs alone?were enough to transport me momentarily into holiday mode.
NZ HERALD, NEW ZEALAND
Full of mind-blowing travel destinations, all perfectly showcasing the wonderful world around us...the guys at Lonely Planet will inspire you to get up off your bum and start the adventure of a lifetime.
FAMOUS MAGAZINE, AUSTRALIA
The annual Lonely Planet guide is packed with useful tips, fascinating facts and excellent advice.
MAIL ON SUNDAY, UK
For those suffering itchy feet, but uncertain as to which direction to point them...
OTTAWA CITIZEN, CANADA
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.
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