A list of top travel des­ti­na­tions 2017

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Where should you travel in 2017? Here's a list of top des­ti­na­tion lists from ex­pert sources across the travel in­dus­try, from guide­book and mag­a­zine pub­lish­ers to travel agents, tour op­er­a­tors and web­sites.

LONELY PLANET

Top 10 US des­ti­na­tions: Asheville, North Carolina; Western Wash­ing­ton; Lin­coln, Nebraska; Cal­i­for­nia's south­ern desert re­gion; Mon­tana's Flat­head Val­ley; At­lanta; New York's Adiron­dack Moun­tains; Texas Hill Coun­try wine re­gion; Den­ver; Florida's "Emerald Coast" Top 10 coun­tries: Canada; Colom­bia; Fin­land; Do­minica; Nepal; Ber­muda; Mon­go­lia; Oman; Myan­mar; Ethiopia Top 10 ci­ties: Bordeaux, France; Cape Town, South Africa; Los Angeles; Merida, Mex­ico; Ohrid, Mace­do­nia; Pis­toia, Italy; Seoul, South Korea; Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal; Moscow; Port­land, Ore­gon.

FROMMER'S

Mon­treal, Que­bec; Karasjok, Nor­way; Ber­muda; The Pan­tanal, South Amer­ica; Mis­sis­sippi River; Paris; Su­lawesi, In­done­sia; San Fran­cisco; Fa­tima, Por­tu­gal; Nashville; Panama Canal; Nan Madol, Mi­crone­sia; Vol­ca­noes Na­tional Park, Rwanda; Ger­many; Katahdin Woods and Wa­ters Na­tional Mon­u­ment, Maine; Haida Gwaii, Bri­tish Columbia; Doha, Qatar; Cuba.

THRILLIST

Hous­ton; Salt Lake City; Santa Fe, New Mex­ico; Miami; Las Ve­gas; Chat­tanooga, Ten­nessee; Cincin­nati; Nashville; At­lanta; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Fran­cisco; Or­lando, Florida; Port­land, Ore­gon; Colum­bus, Ohio.

AFAR MAG­A­ZINE

First 10 on a list of 100 des­ti­na­tions: Skala Sikaminias, Greece; Ber­muda; West Swe­den; Ok­i­nawa, Ja­pan; Kyushu, Ja­pan; Hokkaido, Ja­pan; Ari­zona; Puerto Rico; Sin­ga­pore; Buenos Aires.

US des­ti­na­tions: Asheville, North Carolina; Marfa, Texas; Port­land, Ore­gon; Yolo County, North­ern Cal­i­for­nia; Haines, Alaska; New Or­leans; Black Rock City, Ne­vada; Nashville; Park City, Utah; Santa Bar­bara, Cal­i­for­nia; Chicago; Philadel­phia; The Catskills, New York; Los Angeles; Cape Cod, Mas­sachusetts; Pittsburgh.

US TOUR OP­ER­A­TORS ASSOCIATION

Top "hot" des­ti­na­tions: Cuba, Italy, Ice­land, United King­dom, Spain, Ire­land, Aus­tralia, South Africa, China, Viet­nam.

Top emerg­ing or off-the-beaten path des­ti­na­tions: Cuba, Ice­land, Croa­tia, Sri Lanka, Viet­nam, Myan­mar, Iran, South Africa and Morocco, Cam­bo­dia and In­dia.

TRAVEL LEAD­ERS

Do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions: Or­lando; Maui, Hawaii; New York City; Las Ve­gas; Alaska cruise; Honolulu; Los Angeles; Wash­ing­ton DC; San Fran­cisco; Miami.

In­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions: Caribbean cruise; Cancun, Mex­ico; Lon­don; Euro­pean river cruise; Rome; Punta Cana, Do­mini­can Repub­lic; Paris; Mediter­ranean cruise; Mon­tego Bay, Ja­maica; Playa del Car­men/Riviera Maya, Mex­ico.

TRAVEL and LEISURE MAG­A­ZINE

North Amer­ica: Mon­treal, Que­bec; Santo Domingo, Do­mini­can Repub­lic; Baja Wine Coun­try, Mex­ico; Ver­acruz, Mex­ico; In­di­anapo­lis; Cincin­nati; Honolulu; Nashville; Nor­folk, Vir­ginia; Philadel­phia; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Tofino, Canada; Ber­muda.

South Amer­ica: Salta, Ar­gentina; La Paz, Bo­livia; An­gra dos Reis, Brazil; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Nicaragua; Panama City, Panama; Pisco, Peru; Mon­te­v­ideo, Uruguay.

Africa: Oka­vango Delta, Botswana; Tamouda Bay, Morocco; Cape Town, South Africa; Mada­gas­car; Rwanda; Sey­chelles Asia/Mid­dle East: Cambodian Coast, Cam­bo­dia; Hampi, In­dia; Kanazawa, Ja­pan; Jerusalem; Al Ja­bal Akhdar, Oman; Suzhou, China; Laos.

Ocea­nia: Noosa, Aus­tralia; Perth, Aus­tralia; Queen­stown, New Zealand.

Europe: Helsinki, Fin­land; Jura, France; Provence, France; Ham­burg, Ger­many; Paros, Greece; Belfast, Ire­land; Turin, Italy; Rot­ter­dam, Nether­lands; Oslo, Nor­way; Bel­grade, Ser­bia; Malaga, Spain; Lake Lucerne, Switzer­land; Devon, United King­dom.

Helsinki, Fin­land; Hokkaido, Ja­pan; Lima, Peru; Canada's na­tional parks; Chi­ang Mai, Thai­land; Medellin, Colom­bia; Aarhus, Den­mark; Mada­gas­car; Cyprus; Hong Kong; Oax­aca, Mex­ico; Edinburgh, Scot­land; Alaska; Sax­ony, Ger­many; Welling­ton, New Zealand; Marfa, Texas; Kiev, Ukraine; Laos; Den­ver; Minho re­gion, Por­tu­gal; York­shire, Eng­land; Wash­ing­ton, DC; Bordeaux, France; Cape Town, South Africa; An­tigua and Bar­buda. — AP

This file photo shows a child sprayed by a wave on the prom­e­nade, a pop­u­lar tourist hotspot near the city of Cape Town, South Africa. — AP Photos

This file photo shows a Dall sheep loung­ing on a ridge line in De­nali Na­tional Park and Pre­serve, Alaska.

In this file photo, wor­ship­pers throw flower petals at the statue of the Our Lady of Fa­tima as it is car­ried at the Our Lady of Fa­tima shrine, in Fa­tima, cen­tral Por­tu­gal.

This file photo shows the iconic im­age of Cuba’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Gue­vara, at Rev­o­lu­tion Square near the Min­istry of In­te­rior in Ha­vana, Cuba.

This photo shows a skier at the Rusutsu re­sort in Hokkaido, Ja­pan.

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