10 hottest destinations for 2011
10 hottest destinations for 2011

If you're a traveller with a keen eye for emerging destinations, then take a look at Flight Centre's hot spots list for 2011.

The island of Boracay, about 300km south of the Filipino capital Manila, is fast becoming one of South-East Asia's hottest destinations. With affordable accommodation, pristine beaches, great seafood, vibrant nightlife and laid-back atmosphere, Boracay won't remain a secret much longer.

Another hot destination is Sabah, one of Malaysia's eastern provinces on the famed island of Borneo. Sabah boasts deserted beaches, diverse rainforests, dizzying mountains and orang-utans, so coupled with cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur, it's no surprise it makes the list.

Once a war zone, the now-peaceful Eastern European country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming a popular holiday location for eco-tourism, skiing and history buffs.

Staying in the same region, in Estonia travellers get serious bang for their buck enjoying seaside charm, medieval history and forest trails.

Two African destinations make the cut. Flight Centre heralds the island of Reunion off the Madagascar coast as spectacular but "underrated", and lists Zambia as a mecca for nature enthusiasts.

Yabuli in China is mentioned for its growing reputation as a hot skiing destination while Cotswolds in Britain is described as a unique destination for lovers of literature.

A relatively local and very affordable destination is Christchurch, which has long been popular with Aussies seeking thrills like bunjee jumping, skiing and sky diving, but wine tours and rugby matches are also a possibility at the South Island capital.

Buenos Aires rounds out the list, dubbed a cosmopolitan metropolis for its seductive edge, bustling vibe and frenzied nightlife.

The West Australian

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