Top Ten World Travel Destinations In 2008

iExplore announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure, luxury and experiential travelers.

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Chicago, IL (Vocus) January 8, 2009

iExplore announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure, luxury and experiential travelers.

2008 Rank
1. EGYPT (#1)
2. THAILAND (#7)
3. PERU (#5)
4. ANTARCTICA (#4)
5. COSTA RICA (#8)
6. INDIA (#10)
7. VIETNAM (#15)
8. CHINA (#3)
9. SOUTH AFRICA (#2)
10. JAPAN (#11)
Note: (2007 rank in parenthesis)

Four the fourth consecutive year Egypt held its top position, while many of the other destinations remained in the top 10 they shuffled positions.

iExplore CEO, Todd McClamroch, said “We continue to see the many of the World Wonders on our list of top destination including the Pyramids in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, The Taj Mahal of India and the Great Wall of China. Additionally, Costa Rica and Thailand have become two very popular destinations as of late.”

Bumped from last year’s top ten were Ecuador / Galapagos Islands (#12) and Tanzania (#21).

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, privately 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 http://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 Travelocity, Frommers, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel, and Concierge.com.

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