KUPANG, NTTBANGKIT.com – Lonely Planet, a leading travel site, released a list of the best destinations to visit in 2020, in a report titled Lonely Planet Best in Travel for 2020.
Four destination categories are included in Lonely Planet’s recommendation for 2020. These are the Top 10 Countries or the 10 Best Countries, the Top 10 Cities or the 10 Best Cities, the Top 10 Regions which are the 10 Best Regions, and the Top 10 Best-Value Destinations or 10 Destinations with Affordable Prices.
Of the several categories above, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) managed to rank first in the list of 10 destinations with the best price or Top 10 Best-Value Destinations.
As quoted from the official website of Lonely Planet, NTT is known for its beautiful coastal areas, but this quiet resort offers a variety of accommodations at the best prices.
Moreover, the natural beauty of NTT is also called more diverse than Bali, which has been the main destination of foreign tourists to Indonesia. Besides, Alor is also in the spotlight of Lonely Planet as one of the best dive sites in Indonesia.
“This island is home to pristine beaches that are calmer than that farther west, and one of the best diving sights in Indonesia can be found on the Alor Islands,” Lonely Planet wrote.
Not only that but in NTT tourists are also more flexible because the conditions are not as busy as Bali or Tiga Gili in West Nusa Tenggara.
Especially after the government plans to raise the price of admission to the island of Komodo, to reduce the number of tourist invasion and preserve its nature.
For those who plan to go to NTT, know that Labuan Bajo or the Komodo National Park are not the only attractions worth visiting. Because tourists can still go to other islands such as Rinca.
Attractions that are also worth visiting in NTT are Nembrala Beach, Kelimutu Lake, Alor Island, Batu Cermin Cave, Sano Nggoang Lake, Ruteng City, Bukit Cinta, Kupang Crystal Cave, Lasiana Beach, and many more.
In addition to NTT, which represents Indonesia, here is a complete list of 10 Destinations with the Best Prices Lonely Planet recommendations for 2020:
1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
2. Budapest, Hungary
3. Madhya Pradesh, India
4. Buffalo, New York, United States
8. Cape Winelands, South Africa
9. Athens, Greece
10. Zanzibar, Tanzania (*)
Written by: Emild Kadju