Condé Nast Traveler is a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine which has included Armenia in its 20 Best Places to Go in 2020 ranking.
“Armenia is on its way to being one of next year’s most talked-about destinations, and there’s more to the tiny Caucasus nation than what makes the nightly news (or Kim Kardashian’s semi-regular visits). Ryanair will begin flying to Armenia in 2020, marking the first time a low-cost airline has serviced the country and ringing in a new era for travel there. The routes will debut with Rome to Yerevan and Milan to Yerevan in January, followed by Memmingen to Gyumri and Berlin to Yerevan the following summer. One-way tickets start at $33, making Armenia a budget-friendly—and blissfully offbeat—add-on to your next trip to Europe,” the source noted. “The country’s natural wonders are perhaps even more arresting than its man-made ones. Lake Sevan, which engulfs 16 percent of the country, is a magnificent sight against the rugged foothills of the Caucasus Mountains and makes for refreshing dips during the scorching summer months. Off its northern tip is Dilijan National Park, a lush wooded reserve home to lynx, bears, and wolves, where a 50-mile section of the Transcaucasian Trail was bushwhacked into existence last spring to the glee of adventurous hikers.”
Other destinations include Bahia (Brazil), Botswana’s Salt Pans, Canadian Arctic, Canary Islands (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dominica, Dubai, El Chaltén (Argentina), Guyana, Metz (France), Mokpo (South Korea), Nashville, Okinawa (Japan), Rwanda, Slovenia, Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast and Southeastern Australia.