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Hidden hotspots revealed

Hidden hotspots revealed
9 Jan 2014

The top 12 hottest travel spots for 'savvy, sophisticated travellers' 2014 have been revealed.

Heading the list compiled by American-based travel planners Hideaways.com is Nicaragua, a 'safe and welcoming' Central American country with stunning beaches. 

In second is the destination of the moment, Brazil, which has featured on many top tens in recent months as it prepares to host the World Cup. Third place went to another country in the region, Ecuador, described as 'an affordable ... paradise for nature lovers'. 

Rounding out the top 12 are Mexico City, Canouan Island in the Caribbean, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, Norway, Croatia, Scotland and Vancouver in Canada. 

'We consulted our travel crystal ball to find places on the verge of discovery, or prime for rediscovery, in 2014,' commented Mike Thiel, founder and president of Hideaways International.

'Each celebrates those special things, like unspoiled beauty, that set them apart from every other place.'ADNFCR-408-ID-801680491-ADNFCR

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