Too Hot to Handle! Chile is Lonely Planet’s 2018 Best Country to Visit

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 is the highly anticipated announcement of the world’s hottest destinations that should feature on every traveller’s wish list for the year ahead.


The world’s leading travel authority reveals its selection of the top ten countries, cites, regions and best value destinations that Lonely Planet’s experts recommend travellers experience in 2018.


Of all of the selections Lonely Planet issues every year there is one that all NTOs wish, dream and strive to be ranked number 1 on, “Best Country to Visit”.


Chile takes the coveted top spot of the best country for travellers in 2018. Offering world class tourism products and services, copious amounts of adventure, nature and a unique Latin culture, is it any wonder Chile is the upcoming bucket list destination you cannot miss.


Best in Travel 2018 Top 10 Countries

1. Chile
2. South Korea
3. Portugal
4. Djibouti
5. New Zealand
6. Malta
7. Georgia
8. Mauritius
9. China
10. South Africa


Turismo Chile’s General Manager, Debbie Feldman, reacts to the news, “This recognition comes after years of public private partnerships and effective international promotion within Chile’s tourism industry.”


Deciding which destinations to include in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel annual selection is a considered process involving Lonely Planet’s community of writers, editors and bloggers providing hundreds of suggestions places that are not to be missed. These places are then shortlisted by a panel of in-house travel experts who consider criteria such as topicality, excitement and wow-factor to decide what to include in the best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook.


The destinations selected for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel must offer travellers an outstanding experience in the year ahead; it could be that something special is going on in the year ahead, that it offers travellers new things to see and do, or that Lonely Planet’s team of experts consider it overlooked and underrated, and recommend travellers visit before the crowds do.


Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 also features five travel trends that consumers should look out for next year, with destination races, vegetarian & vegan travel and private islands among those selected as ones to watch.


The landing page,, features all of the Best in Travel 2018 destinations and additional advice on vising them.


Click here to check out Chile’s video and why it has been chosen to be the number one destinations for travel in 2018.


If you want to see and get in touch with amazing tourism services remember that Turismo Chile is the association that brings together the best exportable offer available in the country. You can find Chile’s best tour operators, hotels, airlines and more simply click here.


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