Ipswich has been named one of this year’s emerging travel destinations

This year’s emerging travel destinations around the world have just been announced within the 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, and the list is full of locations that you may not have previously thought to visit – including Ipswich in Suffolk.

TripAdvisor has come up with the list after analysing the destinations that have the most year-on-year increase in positive review ratings, as well as the places which had seen an increase in ‘saves’ in travellers’ trips.

Just one of the picturesque sights of Ipswich. Image: Getty

The top 25 list features destinations from all around the world, in countries such as Russia, Greece, Mexico, the U.S., Australia, and Japan. The full list is as follows:

Top 25 emerging destinations

  1. Kaliningrad, Russia
  2. Saranda, Albania
  3. Beirut, Lebanon
  4. Luxor, Egypt
  5. Naoussa, Greece
  6. Rugen Island, Germany
  7. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
  8. Monopoli, Italy
  9. La Paz, Mexico
  10. Curaçao, Caribbean
  11. Ile d’Oleron, France
  12. Guayaquil, Ecuador
  13. Tulsa, United States
  14. Ipswich, United Kingdom
  15. Franschhoek, South Africa
  16. Tangier, Morocco
  17. Takamatsu, Japan
  18. Cala d’Or, Spain
  19. Petropolis, Brazil
  20. Antwerp, Belgium
  21. Mirissa, Sri Lanka
  22. Alvor, Portugal
  23. Winnipeg, Canada
  24. Darwin, Australia
  25. Agra, India

As you can see, only one UK destination made the cut. TripAdvisor described Ipswich as, ‘a destination that’s managed to keep its historical charm intact,’ and ‘a cultural hub of activity’.

“From strolling through the arboretum at Christchurch Park, taking in a show at the famous Regent Theatre, viewing Constable’s art at Christchurch Mansion, it’s little wonder travellers are falling in love with Ipswich,’ it continued.

“With superb transport links, an excellent range of accommodation options and ever-growing list of theatres, dance houses and things to do, Ipswich is attracting some well-deserved traveller attention.”

The amazing architecture in Kaliningrad. Image: Getty Images

Speaking about the list in its entirety, TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Shaw said: ‘Based on TripAdvisor reviews, ratings, and opinions from millions of travellers around the world, the winners highlight the destinations that should be on your travel radar now.’

The website also revealed which destinations were in their top 25 ‘trending,’ and therefore were receiving a lot of attention already:

Top 25 trending destinations

  1. Kochi, India
  2. Luzon, Philippines
  3. Porto, Portugal
  4. Porto Seguro, Brazil
  5. Gramado, Brazil
  6. Lombok, Indonesia
  7. Da Nang, Vietnam
  8. Zakynthos, Greece
  9. Tel Aviv, Israel
  10. Krakow, Poland
  11. Island of Malta, MaltaI
  12. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  13. Cusco, Peru
  14. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  15. Vienna, Austria
  16. Fuerteventura, Spain
  17. Mexico City, Mexico
  18. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  19. Fes, Morocco
  20. Budapest, Hungary
  21. Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
  22. Cartagena, Colombia
  23. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  24. Cebu, Philippines
  25. Moscow, Russia

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