EGYPT TOPS SIGNATURE DESTINATIONS

Signature Travel Network Presents “Where to Go in 2019” at Annual Owner’s Meeting

Signature Travel Network’s Ignacio Maza and Jean Newman Glock presented the next emerging destinations for 2019 at Signature’s annual Owner’s Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida, on September 6, 2018. This meeting brought together the owners and managers representing Signature member agencies in the US and Canada.

Egypt, a personal favourite of both Maza and Newman Glock, leads the list for the upcoming year, with the opening of Grand Egyptian Museum in 2019 alongside its many other cultural attractions as one of the main points of interest for travellers. Also noted as not to be missed is Aswan, the city that mesmerised Julius Caesar, Agatha Christie and many others. “Without question, now is the moment to visit Egypt,” said Newman Glock. “Always top of everyone’s wish list, sophisticated travellers are returning to Egypt. Now is the year to go before riverboats are once again rafted six deep along the Upper Nile.”

“Every year, we look for destinations that are emerging, for different reasons. We search for authenticity and uniqueness, for the next frontiers in travel. We believe 2019 is the year to visit these special places” said Maza. “These up and coming destinations are well worth visiting, and we expect they will experience strong growth, interest, and visibility in the coming year.”

FOLLOWING IS SIGNATURE’S LIST OF PLACES TO THINK ABOUT FOR 2019

EGYPT. Visit the New Grand Egyptian Museum and Nefertiti’s tomb, cruising the Nile, sites at Aswan

BOLIVIA. South America’s most innovative cuisine in La Paz, stunning landscapes, endless biodiversity

FIJI. The world’s 4th largest barrier reef, exceptional beaches, a unique culture, new world-class resorts

ABU DHABI. Cultural capital of the Gulf, new Louvre Museum, desert adventures, over the top hotels

SRI LANKA. The best Asian safaris, archaeological sites, unique places to stay, great shopping and dining

TASMANIA. Australia’s most vibrant dining scene, a hub of modern art, breathtaking natural beauty

OTTAWA. Canada’s green, friendly capital offers outstanding museums and the best winter festival

ETHIOPIA. Rock-hewn churches, rugged landscapes, ancient cultures and the original source of coffee

PUEBLA. Mexico’s nest colonial architecture, new Baroque Museum, pottery, fantastic new hotels

THE AZORES. Portugal’s best kept secret – 9 unspoiled islands, heaven for outdoor adventures

FLANDERS. Mecca for lovers of history, art, design, ne dining, and Instagram-worthy architecture

ANGUILLA. Renovated & enhanced resorts, 33 white sand beaches, some of the best Caribbean dining


Photo: Ignacio Maza & Jean Newman Glock, Signature Travel Network