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Dec 9, 2019
Travel + Leisure Announces The 50 Best Places To Travel In 2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation's (NYSE: MDP, Travel + Leisure today announced the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, the annual list of the most anticipated places to visit in the year ahead, according to the editors of Travel + Leisure. Now available on, this year's global list includes seven destinations across the United States.

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"Travel + Leisure's annual list of Best Places to Travel is the ultimate resource for singling out the go-to vacation spots for the new year," said Jacqui Gifford, Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure. "Whether you're exploring new locations or seeing your favorite places in a new light, the destinations on our list are some of the most compelling across the globe right now. Each of this year's picks offers fresh reasons to visit in 2020, from hotel openings and intriguing new adventures to innovative culinary scenes and enhancements in transportation that make them more accessible than before. This list is a welcome reminder of all the things that inspire us to travel in the first place."

To narrow each year's list to just 50 places, Travel + Leisure's editors pool their up-to-the-minute industry knowledge and consult trusted travel experts, from writers around the globe to the brand's A-list travel advisors. The editors identify the places that are at the forefront of the global conversation and also consider perennial favorites that are reinventing themselves in exciting ways.

The Travel + Leisure 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 are as follows:

Beijing, China
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kyoto, Japan
Songyang County, China
Sri Lanka
Rajasthan, India
Taiwan's Mountains

Brisbane, Australia
North Island, New Zealand

The Douro River, Portugal
Klitmøller, Denmark
Lille, France
Manchester, U.K.
North Macedonia
Paros, Greece
Rijeka, Croatia
Rome's EUR District
Tbilisi, Georgia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Caesarea, Israel
Doha, Qatar
Durban, South Africa

Asheville, North Carolina
Baja Sur's East Cape, Mexico
Big Island, Hawaii
California's Central Coast
Jalisco, Mexico
New Brunswick, Canada
Oklahoma City
St. Bart's
The Great Lakes
Turks & Caicos

Arequipa, Peru
Chilean Lakes District
Costa Rica
Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Quito, Ecuador

Share your 2019 travel plans with Travel + Leisure editors on social media using #TLBestPlaces. Follow Travel + Leisure on Twitter: @TravelLeisure; Instagram: @TravelandLeisure; Pinterest: @TravelLeisure; and Facebook:

Travel + Leisure is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveler, serving up expert intelligence and the most immersive, inspiring travel lifestyle content anywhere. Travel + Leisure captures the joy of discovering the pleasures the world has to offer—from art and design to shopping and style to food and drink—and offers compelling reasons to get up and go. With a total global audience of more than 34 million, the Travel + Leisure portfolio includes the U.S. flagship and four international editions in China, India, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. The U.S. edition of T+L, which launched in 1971, is the only monthly consumer travel magazine in print in the U.S., has an authoritative website,, and an extensive social media following of more than 28 million. Travel + Leisure also encompasses newsletters and media collaborations.

Meredith has been committed to service journalism for 117 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms—including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video—to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith's National Media Group reaches 185 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas such as entertainment, food, lifestyle, parenting and home. Meredith is the No. 1 magazine operator in the U.S., and owner of the largest premium content digital network for American consumers. Meredith's leading national brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, InStyle, Allrecipes, REAL SIMPLE, SHAPE, Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. and at Meredith's National Media Group also includes leading affinity marketer Synapse, and The Foundry, the company's state-of-the-art creative lab and content studio.

Meredith's Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith's portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation's Top 25 markets—including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland—and 13 in the Top 50. Meredith's stations produce more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations. Meredith also owns MNI Targeted Media, which delivers targeted advertising solutions to more than 1,200 clients on a local, regional or national level.


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