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Cover of NGT's December 2023 issue

LONDON (31 October 2023) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has revealed The Cool List 2024, the editors’ selection of destinations set to make the news over the next 12 months.

From wildlife havens and urban escapes to off-grid locales and cultural gems, The Cool List identifies top places and spaces around the world where tourism benefits communities and the environment as much as the visitors and locals themselves.

The 30 entries reflect an incredible range, featuring everything from exciting immersive journeys to inspirational visits that could take just a few hours. The full results can be seen in the December 2023 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on UK newsstands from 2 November. Stay tuned also for National Geographic’s Best of the World 2024 travel recommendations, the annual franchise reimagined in scope and content, publishing in early 2024.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “Whether it’s culinary excellence, solar eclipses, night trains, new national parks, rewilding initiatives, ancient wonders revisited or cultural landmarks, we’ve curated some of the best travel destinations for the next 12 months. From Canada, the US and Argentina to Sierra Leone, Sikkim, Australia and beyond, the world is represented in all its full glory.

“The Cool List 2024 also has a strong focus on the UK and Europe, with almost half the entries offering our readers easy access to some of the world’s most alluring destinations close to home.”

The 30 entries are:

Albanian Alps, Albania
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Europe by train
Galloway & Southern Ayrshire, Scotland
Nordland, Norway
North Yorkshire, England
Pompeii, Italy
Saimaa, Finland
Tartu, Estonia
The Euros, Germany
Valletta, Malta
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

The Americas
Atacama Desert, Chile
Lima, Peru
New York State, USA
Miami, USA
Nova Scotia, Canada
Texas, USA
Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Iberá Wetlands, Argentina

Akagera, Rwanda
Andrefana Dry Forests, Madagascar
Sierra Leone

Sikkim, India
Tainan, Taiwan
Xi’an, China

Victoria, Australia

The Cool List 2024 will be published in full in the December 2023 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), available for UK readers to purchase, from 2 November 2023, priced £5.25.

To see the full list online, visit:

National Geographic’s Best of the World 2024 selections are set to follow The Cool List, in early 2024.


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