The following is an excerpt of an article originally posted on The Telegraph by Oliver Smith. The article lists Moldova and Georgia among the top 20 fastest growing travel destinations.


The Top 20 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations

  1. Sierra Leone +310%
  2. Nepal +39.7%
  3. Iceland +39%
  4. South Korea +30.3%
  5. Moldova +28.6%

  6. Chile +26%
  7. Vietnam +24.6%
  8. Japan +21.8%
  9. Liechtenstein +21.7%
  10. Kiribati +21.6%
  11. Kuwait +20.7%
  12. Madagascar +20%
  13. Cyprus +19.8%
  14. Georgia +19%

  15. Turks & Caicos +17.5%
  16. Cook Islands +17.1%
  17. Slovakia +16.9%
  18. Kenya +16.8%
  19. Tanzania +15.6%
  20. Indonesia +15.5%

Moldova

Only two countries in Europe (San Marino and Liechtenstein) receive fewer visitors than Moldova – but things are going in the right direction. Around 121,000 people went there in 2016, compared with 94,000 the year before. What does it offer?

Orheiul Vechi is a crumbling open-air monastic complex that dates back more than 2,000 years; it is home to an impressive array of birds, with roughly 300 different species calling it home; and its capital, Chisinau, has some truly brutal Soviet-era architecture.

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