Leading travel websites have been publishing the list of 6 trending International tourist destinations 2019 for holiday. They let out such lists after talking to many avid travelers who list out their preferred list of International Tourist Destinations in the world that they intend to visit during the year 2019.
Well, every traveler might have several reasons to select his trending international tourist destinations of choice. The reasons include:
- Flight deals offering unbelievable discounts
- Upcoming festivals or mega events of international importance such as a big sports tournament
- Cool escapes from a hot country like India or Dubai
- Warm getaways from places like Canada, Scandinavia
- A food festival that might be of interest to connoisseurs
- Cheap homestay offers that cut down the major lodging expenses
Most Popular List of 6 Trending International Tourist Destinations 2019
I read several leading travel blogs and websites such as Conde Nest Travelers, Smart Travelers, and others.
From what I read thus far in 2019, I curated a list of Trending International Tourist Destinations 2019 to travel by passionate travelers. These tourist destinations are placed on the hot list of highly respected travelers and travelogue writers.
1. Top Trending International Tourist Destinations of 2019: Vancouver
Vancouver is on the tops of the 6 trending International tourist destinations 2019. The Vancouver has been on the top 10 list of most of the North American and Canadian travelers. It is a dynamic city in British Columbia province in Canada. It is located on Canada’s west coast where the world’s most fantastic sightseeing attractions are located.
Vancouver top attractions are:
- Museum of Anthropology
- Grouse Grind hiking trail to see the Vancouver city as a bird. The walking trail is 3 km in length on Grouse Mountain
- Capilano suspension bridge
- Queen Elizabeth Park
- Granville Island and water theme park
Granville Island is not actually an island but a peninsula.
- Stanley Park
- Kitsilano Beach
- Shopping in Robson Street
- Science world
- Very cheap Chinese food especially in China Town
2. Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal’s Algarve beaches are perennial attractions for the people of East European countries. The love the year-long sunny weather of Portugal. The Iberian Peninsula, the remote islands of Portugal also receive thousands of tourists.
Every city in the world apart from its several sightseeing places to see will have something attractive to offer in the food scene. If the eating options throw a drab picture, no one will visit the city-right?
Well, Lisbon’s grilled sardines and salted cod pull gourmets to Lisbon. The pastries of Lisbon are already the talk of the town. Grab a pastel de nata, the most eaten pastry in Lisbon.
Lisbon is comparatively cheap; boarding and lodging won’t cost a fortune in Lisbon.
Main attractions of Lisbon for the travel bloggers:
- Jeronimos Monastery
- Elevador de Santa Justa
- Serra de Sintra
- Arco da Rua Augusta
There are quite a number of museums and churches in Lisbon. The cathedrals of Portugal are awesome. The architecture is stylish and the interior of the churches and museums in Lisbon is incredible.
3. Jaipur, India
Jaipur is one of the trending International tourist destinations 2019. It is one the most visited city in India. It has been occupying the top place in Indian cities for over a decade and no other city of India is able to push Jaipur down the list.
Like all these years, in 2019 also, Jaipur is going to see thousands of tourists, mostly from the United States and Canada. Last year tourists included a sizable number of tourists from China, Thailand, SriLanka. The ‘city of palaces’, Jaipur will be hoping to see such a large influx of tourists this year also.
Jaipur is a colorful city because of:
- Pink and red stone palaces
- The dresses and other attire of the local residents, especially from the villages near Jaipur
- The shopping area is filled with a range of very colorful handicrafts that include dress material for the women, scarves, wall hangers, shopping bags, glass and metal ornaments, brightly painted wooden toys, and lamp shades
As far as the sightseeing attractions are concerned, Jaipur requires you to stay for a full week to see:
- Incredible palaces
- Forts on hilltops
- Beautiful lakes
Jaipur is the best city in India for foodies. Even if a tourist wishes to taste just 50% of the best foods to eat in Jaipur, he needs to stay a minimum of 5 days, provided he eats three times a day.
To help you to see around Jaipur, here is a list of attractions for you.
- Amber Fort
- Hawa Mahal
- Jaigarh Fort
- Nahargarh Fort
- Rambagh Palace
- Mubarak Mahal
- Johri Bazar
- Sisodia Rani Garden and Palac
- Kanak Vrindavan
- Aravalli Hills
- Man Sagar Lake
- Bapu Bazar
You can stay in Jaipur as per your wallet size. There are just too many choices of hotels, lodges, and star hotels in Jaipur.
Don’t forget to eat as many street foods as possible in Jaipur, especially sweets.
4. Bologna, Italy
Being a university town, this Italian city has the largest population of students in entire Italy. Bologna University is the oldest university in the world.
The biggest attraction of Bologna for the resident students and the tourists is the local food.
Look at the two photographs below depicting the Piazza Maggiore.
It is a major city square in Bologna where just about everyone living in Bologna or visiting the city assembles. From 9 am in the morning until 12 midnight, the Piazza Maggiore is a lively place for fun and gaiety.
What catches your attention as soon as you arrive in Bologna in Italy is its stunning architecture. Similar to any historical Italian city, Roman architecture never fails to impress us.
The major attractions in Bologna are:
- Bologna University
- Piazza Maggiore
- City Hall
- St. Stephen Basilica
- Fountain of Neptune
- Basilica di San Petronio
- The two leaning towers of Bologna namely Asinelli and Garisenda.
The food scene in Bologna:
- Ragù Bolognese is a unique meat sauce that is used to dress the ubiquitous pasta or spaghetti of Italy
- Salumi-pork meat that is cured
- Torta di riso-a pastry made with rice and almonds (what a combination!)
To eat the best pizza in Bologna, visit the Nicola’s Pizzeria, a chain of pizza outlets located in several areas of Bologna. After all, pizza is the most favorite dish of the students who are in large numbers in Bologna.
How to reach Bologna
For the majority of readers, the city of Bologna may be new.
I will tell how to reach Bologna.
Bologna has an international airport called Guglielmo Marconi. Since Bologna receives substantial traffic from the students of Italy and other European countries, the city has high connectivity with all the big cities of Europe that include:
Tourists who have dates with other major Italian cities such as Florence, Rome or Milan, can reach Bologna by train also. High-speed trains can deposit you in Bologna in about 40 minutes only from Milan, one of the highly visited tourist city in Italy.
5. The Beautiful Trending Tourist Destinations of Vietnam: Hanoi
You must be surprised to see Hanoi at the 5th of 6 trending International tourist destinations 2019. Well, I too am taken aback but then, this is not my choice but a collective one.
Look at the other bustling Asian cities of high tourist traffic that are pushed back by Hanoi.
- Hong Kong
- Kuala Lumpur
All these Asian cities still make bright spots in the tourism radar but somehow narrowly lost to Hanoi, Vietnam.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a strong French influence that is reflected in their century-old buildings. However, French cuisine is totally replaced by Vietnamese cuisine.
The attractions in Hanoi:
- Hoan Kiem Lake
- Hanoi Old Town-strikingly colorful shops and teaming with street food stalls, and several temples
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
- Water Puppet Theatre
- Imperial Citadel
- West lake-a freshwater lake
- Ha Long Bay cruise
Street food in Hanoi
The number of street food stalls and kiosk in Hanoi, especially in its old town makes one think whether the Vietnamese ever cook in their house.
The street foods stalls will start springing up from nowhere and all of a sudden, as soon as the vendors start yelling their wares, customers also come from nowhere. You should see the sight to believe. At 8.55 am, the streets in Hanoi or in any other Vietnamese city would be almost deserted but exactly after 5 minutes, the distinct aroma and fumes from the hot momos, myriad noodles, pho, beef broths, egg coffee (a specialty of Hanoi), and fried cake will hit the tourist and passersby.
I guess the culinary range in Hanoi is the main reason for its increased number of tourist inflow.
Cheap accommodations in Hanoi.
In spite of the high volume of tourist traffic, Hanoi doesn’t boast of a large number of high-end hotels. You still will be able to find rooms for less than $30 per night and that too in the busy and very convenient Hanoi old town and near the Hoan Kiem Lake.
6. Aix-en-Provence, France
Paris is not France; I mean, Paris is no more an exclusive French city. It is now an international city where people from several European and Asian countries reside. I know even Sri Lankans are a sizable number in Paris.
So, if you want to experience an authentic French way of living, see their festivals and culture, eat original French cuisine that is available in other cities of France and its villages, you should not go to Paris but to other cities of which Aix-en-Provence, is one.
Aix-en-Provence has been trending since the past year and I suppose it is culminating this year among the tourists who are ardent fans of everything French, starting with the sweet French language.
Major places to see in Aix-en-Provence.
Aix-en-Provence is not a place for big sightseeing but a real French town to see everything, French. In fact, it is looked upon as the “European Capital of Culture”. No wonder, this French city is among the 2019 trending tourist destination.
Some of the important tourist landmarks in Aix-en-Provence:
- Sainte-Victoire limestone mountain
- Pont du Gard-water channel
- Chateauneuf-du-Pape- a commune of wine producing area
Museums in Aix-en-Provence:
France means cathedrals, churches, and museums. Our subject Aix-en-Provence is no exception. Look at the number of museums it has.
- The Le Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle
- Le Musée de Tapisseries
- The Le Musée Paul Arbaud
- Le Musée Granet
France also means fine arts. Art galleries are aplenty everywhere in France. I noticed the French people are the most knowledgeable when it comes to painting and sculpture. The museums too display the major works of legendary artists and painters of the past including Van Gogh and Picasso.
- Le Pavillon de Vendôme
- The Foundation Vasarely
Any small town or village in France is the best place to drink the rare French wines and the juicy and succulent French pastries.
Now that you have read this article; don’t you think these 6 cities deserve to be on the list of trending international tourist destinations 2019?