Part of getting the best travel deals is about staying ahead of the curve.
The most exciting destinations in the world are often well worth all the hype. The Eifel Tower, Rome, Machu Picchu, guide books get it bang on. They're spectacular. They're also a great way to go broke. Follow the list of most-visited places in the world, and you'll have a heck of a vacation while spending a heck of a lot of money. That's just what happens when you visit popular places.
What to do about it? Visit the places that aren't popular yet. By keeping an eye on the destinations that haven't become mainstream yet, but which are just starting to attract attention, a savvy traveler can have the best of both worlds: all the appeal of a mainstream destination without the expense of an overburdened economy.
These are the vacations spots of the future, but for today you'll probably find some rooms still open. How to find them?
Try starting here. With data put together by Chicago Line Cruises, here are 11 of the fastest growing tourism spots in the world. The crowds aren't necessarily there yet, so you might want to take a visit while there's still time.
A note on the numbers: The growth rate for each country is the multiplier of how much tourism grew between 1995 - 2014. So, for example, a growth rate of 2 means that the country received twice as many visitors by the end of that period. We've compared it with the global average of 2.15 during that period, making these 12 countries that beat that global average.
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