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Top 10 Guide to Round the World Travel

GUIDE TO ROUND THE WORLD TRAVEL GERMANY ITALY 46.4 million 30.4 million I FRANCE 83 million C. TURKEY 35.7 million 5 K UNITED KINGDOM 29.3 million RUSSIA 25.7 million SPAIN 57.7 million CHINA 57.7 million 3 UNITED 2 E MALAYSIA STATES 25 million 67 million 10 WORLD TOURISM FACTS AND FIGURES 2012 TOP TEN MOST VISITED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD Total of international tourist arrivals for each country EUROPE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE 25°C 18°C Summer 28°C 0°C C• 28°C 20°C Spain Euro Winter Turkey Turkish Lira Summer Winter Greece Euro Summer Winter Temperatures vary across the different regions of Turkey with summer temperatures anywhere between 28°C and 38°C whilst winter can see temperatures fall to below zero or up to 11°C depending on where you are Summer - Average temperature is 28°C, rising to a high of 31°C. Winter - Temperatures can still reach 20°C on a sunny day and will rarely fall below 10°C. TENERIFE TURKEY RHODES DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Tenerife is a Spanish island and forms a part of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of Africa. The island averages 5 million tourists Turkey is a transcontinental country, located both in Western Asia and South-eastern Europe. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the south of the country Rhodes is a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. It is the capital and largest of the Dodecanese group of islands. Greece attracts approximately 17.5 million tourists a year, with Rhodes being one of the most per year and is the largest and most popular of the seven Canary Islands. whilst the Black Sea can be found to the north and the Aegean Sea to the west. Turkey has over 30 million tourists every year, making the country one of the most popular islands, accounting for an estimated 5 million of these tourists each year. THINGS TO DO visited in the whole world. THINGS TO DO Siam Park is a large water park and home to the world's biggest man made waves at The Wave THINGS TO DO The Acropolis at Lindos is a must-see for its collection of ancient monuments including the inner temple of Athena Lindia in addition to the The Pamukkale Thermal Pools are the perfect location to escape to and relax in the naturally formed thermal pools renowned for easing rheumatism pain and asthma problems. Palace. Teide National Park has recently been named a National Heritage Site, where you can take a cable simply stunning views you get across the island; be prepared for a steep and hot walk to the summit though! car to the summit of Mount Teide to look out across Picturesque bays, deserted coves and simply stunning landscape alongside busy ports and ancient cities can be experienced when embarking on one of Turkey's greatest attractions, The Blue Cruise. the other Canary Islands. Rhodes finest beach is arguably Tsambika Bay where you can relax in a calm and tranquil environment as you look out to sea or go for a relaxing swim. DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz, holds the second largest carnival in the world behind the well know Turkey isn't actually called Turkey, but the Republic of Turkey ever since 1923. Rhodes is historically famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, which is regarded as one of Rio carnival in Brazil. the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. NORTH AMERICA COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE JMD 24-29°C Average 25-28°C Average 27°C Average US Dollar Jamaican Dollar United States Dominican Peso Dominican Jamaica Republic Year round average temperatures are between 25°C and 28°C, with highs hitting above 30°C Average annual temperature for Jamaica is 27°C, with highs of up to 31°C from June through to November. HAWAII DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JAMAICA DESCRIPTION Hawaii is the only US state to be made up entirely of islands and can be found in the Pacific Ocean. The DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION The Dominican Republic can be found on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. The nation takes up two thirds of the island, with the western third occupied by Jamaica is the fifth largest country in the Caribbean and is located approximately 90 miles south of Cuba and 119 miles west of Hispaniola. In 2012, 3.3 million state of Hawaii comprises hundreds of islands which are spread over 1500 miles, with 6 main islands popular with tourists. The number of tourists visiting the islands is on the rise each year, with almost 8 million visiting in 2012 and that figure is expected to rise again in 2013. the nation of Haiti, and its shores are washed by the tourists visited Jamaica, with 40% of these visitors Atlantic Ocean in the north and the Caribbean Sea to arriving via cruise ships. the south. 2012 saw more than 4.5 million tourists visit the Dominican Republic, making it one of the most popular Caribbean destinations. THINGS TO DO Head away from the beach for a day to go river rafting down the Martha Brae or Rio Grande on THINGS TO DO THINGS TO DO rafts made from bamboo. Meet the Pacific green turtles who make the The Ocean World Adventure Park combines a You can visit the former home and recording studio, which is now a museum, of Bob Marley before enjoying a spot of lunch at Bob's Cafe! Hawaiian waters their home off the island of marina, adventure park and casino to result in fun for all the family, including the opportunity to swim with dolphins and sea lions. O'ahu with a boat or kayak trip out into the ocean. Take a trip to the volcanoes which created the Hawaiian islands in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to experience breathtaking scenery and find some of the native plants and animals in You can experience the Dominican countryside off the beaten track by hiring a dune buggy for a half or full day to head off and explore to your their own habitats. heart's content, DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? The state of Hawaii is referred to as the most Jamaica is at position 3 in the list of countries to win the most Miss World competitions which, when you consider the size of the country in comparison to other competitors, isn't too bad an achievement! Despite their seeming to be no reason behind it, all Dominicans clap when a plane lands! isolated population centre in the world as it is located 2,390 miles away from America and 4000 miles away from Japan, making it incredibly remote. ASIA COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE Rf THB 25-30°C 25-30°C Average 29°C 15°C Japanese Yen Winter Maldives Republic Japan Summer Maldivian Average Thailand Thai Baht Rufiyaa Average daily temperature is between 25.4°C and 30.4°C Temperatures vary dramatically across the regions of Japan, with average temperatures for the capital Tokyo being 29°C in summer Bangkok temperatures are known to stay around the 30°C mark all year round. Temperatures across the whole country are generally high year round and range from 25°C to 30°C+. and 15°C in winter. JAPAN MALDIVES THAILAND DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Japan is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean in the East of Asia. With a population of 126 million, Japan is ranked as having the 10th largest population in the world. In the first six months of 2013, Japan announced record numbers of nearly 5 million visitors, which is a figure up by 23% on the same period in The Maldives is an island nation found in the Indian Ocean. In both land area and population, the Maldives is the smallest Asian country. Having set a target of 1 million visitors in 2012, the country and government fell just short of their target by approximately 42,000, with overall arrivals still higher than in previous years. Thailand, formally known as Siam, is located in Southeast Asia. Thailand is the 51st largest country in the world based on area and has a population of approximately 64 million, making it the 20th most populous country. The country has seen a tourism boom in recent years with over 22 million visitors in Thailand in 2012 and Bangkok named as the most 2012. THINGS TO DO visited city in the world by the 2013 Global Destination Cities Index. Watersports are the order of day in the Maldives as the ocean makes the perfect setting for surfing, with huge waves at certain times of the year for you to ride. THINGS TO DO Japan is renowned for its sumo wrestling so if you are visiting in competition season, head to an arena to capture a match and experience the exhilarating atmosphere. THINGS TO DO The Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok is one of the largest in the world, selling everything you could possibly imagine in addition to enabling you to taste some of the delights of Thai cuisine. Jigokudani Monkey Park is a sight to behold as wild Snow Monkeys make their way down from the nearby forests to sit in the warm water and escape their snow covered valleys during the day. Experience the life of a Maldivian inhabitant on an excursion to a local island where you can visit small fishing villages before then heading off on your boat to one of the many uninhabited islands for a meal all alone under the stars. 2 The Baan Chang Elephant Park allows you to experience the thrill of riding an elephant through the jungle at the same time as being educated on their preservation, their behaviour and their lifestyle to get a superior understanding of these great creatures. DID YOU KNOW? It is a criminal offence to insult, threaten or defame DID YOU KNOW? The Maldives is the flattest country in the whole world with a maximum elevation of just 2.4 metres, meaning there are no hills or mountains to climb. DID YOU KNOW? Electronic equipment is signified on when a red light shows and off when a green light shows, which can be incredibly confusing to travellers! the Thai royal family, with a prison sentence not being uncommon for those who do. SOUTH AMERICA COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE BRL PEN UYU 30°C 13°C 25.2°C Average 21°C 10°C Winter Winter Brazilian Real Brazil Summer Peru Peruvian Nuevo Sol Uruguay Uruguayan Peso Summer During summer, temperatures can reach anywhere between 30 and 40°C with winter averages falling to between 13 and 18°C. Temperatures do however vary considerably across the country. Peru has an average high temperature of 25.2°C and an average low of 16.3°C, with its diverse climate leading to incredibly high During summer, temperatures range from 21 to 28°C whilst in winter they are between 10 and 16°C. temperatures in certain areas. BRAZIL PERU URUGUAY DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION Uruguay is found in south-eastern South America and is the second smallest country on the continent based on area. Uruguay has a population of 3.3 million, with over half of these living in the country's capital, Montevideo. For its relatively small size, Uruguay is popular with tourists however studies found numbers from popular locations such as Argentina and Brazil had fallen in the early part of 2013. Brazil is the largest country in South America and is the Peru is located in western South America and has a geography that includes a coastline along the Pacific Ocean, the Andes Mountains and rainforests in the fifth largest country in the world in terms of both population and area. Brazil has a coastline 4,655 miles long and is bound to the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side, Tourist numbers are on the rise year on year, with figures for 2012 showing 5.7 million international visitors, which was a 4.5% rise on the previous year. Over 6 million tourists are expected to visit in 2013. Amazon basin. Tourism is growing rapidly in Peru, with this being epitomised by the fact that numbers are rising here faster than in any other country in South America. Around 3 million tourists visited Peru in 2012, with that figure set to rise further in 2013. THINGS TO DO THINGS TO DO THINGS TO DO O Machu Picchu is one of the world's most impressive ancient sites and is the top tourist attraction in Peru thanks to it being 'The Lost City of the Incas'. O As the first ever winners of the football World Cup, why not watch a match at the 65,000 capacity Estadio Centenario where the final took place back in 1930 before then paying the football The statue of Christ the Redeemer towers over Rio de Janeiro and is a must-see attraction for any visitor to Brazil. The Iguazu Falls awe-inspiring sights in the world with a highest point of 269 feet and, at peak times, seeing 1.72 million gallons of water fall every second. are one of the most museum a visit too? A train ride is one of the best ways to explore the Peruvian landscape as you can take on board all of its beauty, including the likes of the Urubamba River, the peaks of the Andes and numerous Inca ruins from the comfort of your seat. Uruguay offers a number of stunning beaches, however the beach at Punta del Diablo is arguably one of the best if you want to enjoy a spot of surfing or kiteboarding, or would simply prefer to sit back and top up your tan. DID YOU KNOW? Mate is a traditional and highly popular drink in Uruguay; it is a herbal tea drunk through a silver DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? There are over 200 different languages used throughout Brazil, however there used to be even more with an estimated 75% of the indigenous languages now no longer in use. A popular comfort food with Peruvian natives is cuy, or as we know it, Guinea Pig, which is most commonly served with a peanut sauce. straw called a bombilla. OCEANIA COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE COUNTRY CURRENCY TEMPERATURE NZ$ FJD PGK 20°C 10°C 21°C Average 25°C 18°C New Zealand New Zealand Dollar Fiji Summer Winter Fijian Dollar Summer Winter Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Kina Fiji has an average temperature of 25°C which can go above 30°C in summer and fall to around 18°C in winter. Winter - Between 10-15°C. Summer - 20-30°C Papua New Guinea has average temperature between 26 and 28°C as it has a monsoon climate with high temperatures and humidity combined with periods of extensive rainfall year round. NEW ZEALAND FIJI PAPUA NEW GUINEA DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION New Zealand is an island country found in the Fiji is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean approximately 1,100 miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island. The nation is made up of approximately 330 islands, of which a third of these islands are inhabited. In 2012, Fiji welcomed just over 660,500 visitors with many arriving from nearby Australia and New Zealand. Papua New Guinea is located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea as well as many smaller surrounding islands. Tourism is still in its infancy in Papua New Guinea however with a number of attractions and unexplored areas, the country is gaining popularity, with the first half of 2013 seeing an south-western Pacific Ocean. The country comprises of two main land masses, the North and South Islands, and is located 900 miles east of Australia. New Zealand has an average of about 2.5 million tourists per year, with visitors regularly flying in from Australia, the UK, USA and China. 8% rise in the number of international arrivals THINGS TO DO compared to the same period in 2012. THINGS TO DO Watch whales and swim with dolphins off Kaikoura on the South Island where deep water along with warm and cold currents provides a rich habitat for a wide variety of marine life. O A great way to experience Fiji's beauty is by taking a helicopter flight across the islands, where you can even spot the island Tom Hanks made famous in the film Castaway. THINGS TO DO There are plenty of things to see when diving in the regions of Port Moresby, Rabaul and Mandang ranging from ship wrecks through to stunning coral reefs. Summer hiking destinations or winter skiing resorts, no matter what you prefer, the New Zealand landscape changes perfectly with the seasons to suit your preferred activity. On Beqa Island, you can experience the wonders of a fire walking ceremony from the Sawau Tribe who originated the art thousands of years ago. For the really adventurous, a white water rafting trip on the Watut River with its exhilarating rapids is an absolute must. DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? DID YOU KNOW? New Zealand is completely predator free so when hiking through the countryside there will be no need to worry about the threat from the likes of bears, snakes and wolves that you may find in Prior to the 19th century, Fijians were known to practise human sacrifice as well as cannibalism, with the last victim of cannibalism in Fiji being Papua New Guinea is one of the few locations in the world that lie close to the equator yet still experience snowfall at their highest points. Reverend Thomas Baker in 1867! other countries. This infographic was produced by Debenhams Travel Insurance No matter where you are travelling, make Debenhams your number one choice for insurance to keep you protected throughout your trip. PERSONAL FINANCE AT DEBENHAMS

Top 10 Guide to Round the World Travel

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We took at a look at last year's travel trends and found the top 10 destinations to visit on a trip around the world. Each location comes with popular tourist attraction or must-see place.




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