ABTA’s Travel Trends Report 2016 has revealed the ’12 Destinations to watch’ for 2016. The report, released today in association with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office also highlights emerging and key trends in travel which will influence holiday habits in the year ahead.

Looking ahead to 2016, the report reveals that almost a quarter (23%) of the population are expecting to spend more on their holidays, up slightly from 20% last year.

Almost one in five people (18%) say they will travel to a country they have never been to before in 2016, compared to 9% who said this last year. Furthermore, nearly a quarter (23%) say they will try a new resort or city (even if they have visited the country before) compared to 10% who said this last year.

ABTA has identified its ’12 Destinations to watch’ for 2016, a mixture of destinations that are expected to capture the public’s imagination in 2016, these are:

  1. Abu Dhabi
  2. Canada
  3. China – the Silk Road
  4. France
  5. Hawaii (USA)
  6. Iceland
  7. Iran
  8. Naples and Apulia (Italy)
  9. Peru
  10. Poland
  11. Queensland (Australia)
  12. Sri Lanka