Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2007

January 9th, 2008 - 5:10 am ICT by admin  

CHICAGO, Ill. - Jan. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers.

iExplore CEO George Deeb finds adventure in EqyptEgypt held on to its top position for the third straight year, and the rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged from 2006.

iExplore founder and CEO, George Deeb, said “We continue to see heavy demand for the man-made and natural wonders of the world, as evidenced by the destinations on this list.”

2007 Rank		2006 Rank
1	EGYPT			1
2	SOUTH AFRICA		3
3	CHINA			5
4	ANTARCTICA		2
5	PERU			4
6	GALAPAGOS		12
7	THAILAND		8
8	COSTA RICA		11
9	TANZANIA		6
10	INDIA			7

Other destinations showing strong growth in 2007 included Venezuela (#13), Jordan (#16), Nepal (#17) and Morocco (#18). Bumped from last year’s top ten were Italy (#26) and Argentina (#21). These movements largely reflect emerging destinations like Venezuela, stabilizing political situations like Nepal and the devaluation of the U.S. dollar, impacting demand to Italy and the rest of Europe.

Founded in 1999, iExplore is the leading website for adventure and experiential travel, serving over 1,000,000 visitors per month. iExplore offers hundreds of made-to-order, guided tours that visit the farthest corners of the earth, particularly the man-made and natural wonders of the world. iExplore services its clients through an expert staff of adventure consultants at 1-800-IEXPLORE and online at www.iExplore.com.

iExplore has been named the “Best Adventure Travel Website” by Forbes Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine and Time Magazine, and powers adventure trips for many leading travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Frommers, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel, and Concierge.com.

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