With just a couple of weeks into the New Year, it's time to start thinking about where you're going to holiday in 2016. Here a few suggestions with promising perspectives...
1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The 2014 World Cup was merely a prelude to all that’s to come for Rio, which returns to the spotlight this year as the host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. More than 380,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the city in August.
2. Frankfurt, Germany
Many think of Frankfurt as a city of bankers and nondescript towers. But over the past few years, Germany’s business capital has loosened up. The city’s tastemakers are opening hidden spots, many of them in Bahnhofsviertel, the red-light district next to the main train station that is starting to gentrify.
3. Pontevedra, Spain
The beautiful Pontevedra is in the Rias Baixas, part of the beautiful Galician coastline in Spain. This stretch of coast is famous throughout Spain for its wild islands, vast, sheltered beaches, and special microclimate. The born place of the acclaimed Albariño white wine and of some of the best seafood you could possibly find in Spain.
4. Mashgatu Reserve, Botswana
Lonely Planet has named Botswana one of its top countries to visit in 2016 and it seems that it is deservedly so. In 2016, the country is set to celebrate 50 years of independence, as it has successfully demonstrated democratic elections, stable economic growth and a responsible attitude to environmental and wildlife concerns.
5. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich braces itself to welcome the new FIFA World Football Museum, expected to open in spring 2016. At the heart of the city, the 3500 sqm museum is there to whisk fans through the history of the game, with a timeline, hall of fame and cinema; recreate stadium fever with a giant football pinball machine.