Where to Travel in 2017: From Cuba to Greenland, Get to Know the New Must-See Destinations

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Japan“Japan has been drawing more and more interest in part because of the new luxury properties like the Aman’s that have opened and the Four Seasons in Kyoto,” said Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder and chief executive of the high-end travel company and website Indagare. “But what really fascinates everyone who visits are the incredible traditions around everything from the food to shopping and even bathing. ” Zipping between Kyoto and Tokyo is easy thanks the train and plane options already available, but there’s also a affordable rail pass for the new bullet train, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, that makes Kanazawa (a city—a UNESCO Creative City on the Sea of Japan—known for its beautiful gardens and impressive temples, also within reach for travelers. “I think that as people become ever more aware of the fragility of wildernesses, they are drawn to regions that have been preserved like Montana,” said Indagare’s Bradley.

The country in general will continue to be a key travel destination in 2017, but the bewitching town of Hampi, home to dramatic ancient ruins (a UNESCO World Heritage site area), finally has luxe accommodations–the new [Orange County, Hampi]–to make your visit worthwhile. “Sanya is booming,” hotelier Ian Schrager told W and a recent interview about his newest Edition in Sanya, China. “It is the vacation island of choice for the Chinese people.

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