Condé Nast (CN) Traveller has released its annual list of the world’s top 20 destinations for travellers for 2021, and South Africa has made the list.
Despite many nations still fighting the coronavirus pandemic, more and more countries are starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine which could mean more people will feel comfortable enough to travel internationally. This is a good sign for countries like South Africa, whose economy has been crippled by the lack of tourism.
Thankfully, that could all be about to change. Condé Nast Traveller ranks South Africa as number 15 on the list of best destinations to travel to for foreign travellers, especially during the warmer months. The travel magazine cited South Africa’s many national parks as one of the main attractions. The chance of seeing the iconic Big Five up close is a major draw for international tourists.
Another draw for foreign travellers is the fact that South Africa was one of the first countries in the world to certify tourist products like hotels and tours as Fair Trade, which means fair wages and working conditions for local people, and fair sourcing of products, according to CN traveller.
South Africa as a whole was listed instead of a city in the country, making us beam with pride. The top five countries to make CN Traveller’s list of the world’s top 20 destinations include:
1- Borneo, Malaysia,
2- Delhi, India,
3- Oman, UAE,
4- Valencia, Spain,
5- Fez, Morocco.
Click here to view the full list of destinations.