DUBAI: As summer starts setting in with humidity levels and temperature rising, a lot of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) start drawing plans for their annual break.
Here then are the best choices culled by top travel companies worldwide, among them Travelzoo is an online that publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local businesses such as restaurants and spas.
- Described as a “kingdom of its own,” Namibia is home to some of the most captivating landscapes on earth; sunburnt-orange sand dunes, vast canyons, and the shipwreck-lined Skeleton Coast as well as a diverse culture, according to Travelzoo.
- Cuba. There is much more to this place than its dreamy, ivory-white sandy beaches, forest-covered mountains, and sun-kissed Caribbean shores, said Travelzoo. “This is the land of salsa, vintage 1950’s Chevrolets, pastel-coloured architecture and a history of a complicated affair with the USA,” it said. Cuba has been untouched by travellers for decades and now sees tourism booming. Old Havana is where you’ll find cigar-smoking locals asking for a street-side dance in narrow alleyways, Che Guevara posters plastered on weathered walls and UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Fiji. With over 300 islands to choose from, it is hard to know which one deserves your bucket list tick of approval, says Travelzoo adding that the entire island nation tops plenty of travel lists but there is one boutique island that deserves bucket list attention: Tokoriki Island a jewel in the Fijian crown.
- Japan. Who would not want to see Japan – described as a “visual phenomenon at any time of year.” Spring brings the ever-changing colors of pink-hued cherry blossoms, autumn blankets cities and parks in vibrant crimson and orange leaves, the north is cloaked in ghost-white snow during winter and summer brings sun-soaked forests; it’s always a good time to visit Japan.