Top Ten Travel Destinations for 2015: The AMW Hotlist

Top Ten Travel Destinations for 2015: The AMW Hotlist

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We’ve compiled a list of some of the top ten travel destinations for 2015 for young Aussies to visit based on socio-cultural trends, survey results from Skyscanner and Lonely Planet as well as global festivals and infrastructure improvements.

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    Officially nabbing the top spot on Lonely Planet’s Hot List of places to visit in 2015, Singapore is celebrating it’s Golden Jubilee 50th year of independence, which should pretty much make it party central for the entire year.
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    New Caledonia is doing a Madonna and undergoing a complete image overhaul. Back in the nineties this remote island archipelago about 3200 kilometres off the East coast of Australia was a budget and family-travellers dream.
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    Even though it’s just 2500 km from United States shores, Cuba is the country that time forgot. Stuck in a time-warp from the 1950′s, this place is an historic treasure chest of salsa, cigars and socialism. 
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    With its Grand Bazaar, beautiful local Riads and buzzing Jemaa el-Fnaa plaza, Marrakech is an enchanting place. It’s not hard to imagine an ancient time of magic carpet rides and genies while smoking a Shisha pipe on one of the many rooftop cafe’s.
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    If surfing, eco-tourism and adventure travel is your thing, then the forests and shores of Nicaragua are for you. Gone are the days of political unrest, it’s all detoxing and free-loving now. 
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    The sprawling Mexican capital has been climbing up the travel ranks with those seeking alternative street-art and museums. Most visitors are surprised at just how friendly the locals are; who will go out of their way to help if you’re looking a tad lost.
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    This emerging tourist destination recently opened its doors to the public for the first time in years. But it seems some of us are already in on the secret, with flight searches from Australia up by 56 percent in the last year. 
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    Voss and the Lofoten Islands are some of the most breathtaking in the world to witness mother nature at its finest – with fjords, glaciers, rivers and lakes close-by. Plus Norway is a go-to spot to see the Northern Lights.
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    Forget Goa and Byron Bay, with its gourmet cuisine, breathtaking beaches and luxury hotels, Colombo, Sri Lanka is the now the preferred hangout of the Gypset. 
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