The Inspirational Travel team have put their heads together and come up with just three destinations that we think are going to be popular in 2018. We also have linked the destinations with hotels that are ideal for when travelling to these fantastic destinations.

INDIA

With astonishing diversity, India is an exotic, extravagant and elegant destination full of discover for every type of discerning traveller. This is a land of great monuments, over 1.3 billion people, 22+ languages and over 1600 dialects and is truly a one-of-a-kind destination, that is not only enjoy able but immensely educational. India, officially the Republic of India, is located in Southern Asia and boasts the second biggest population in the world. The country is lucky enough to be bounded by the Indian Ocean to the south, the Arabian Sea to the south-west, and the Bay of Bengal to the south-east and not only possesses a colourful culture, but also boasts beautiful pristine beaches and striking azure waters.

THAILAND

Frequently referred to as the “Land of Smiles” due to the friendliness of its people, Thailand is blessed with bustling and exotic cities, picture-postcard beaches, wonderful array of outlying islands, rainforests rich in flora and fauna, a colourful and exciting living history, world-class hotels and resorts at unbeatable prices, and superb selection of sports and leisure activities. This is a country that has it all and then some more. Located in the centre of South East Asia, Thailand sits right in the heart of the region and has a mountainous border with Myanmar (Burma) to the north and west; the Mekong River separates it from Laos to the north and east; and the Dongrak Mountains separate it from Cambodia to the east and south east. Stretching down the Malaysian peninsula, there is a slender strip that separates the Andaman Sea from the Gulf of Thailand, providing the country with beaches and islands along opposing shores.

BOTSWANA

Botswana is a vast land of contrasts and is landlocked between South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia. Roughly the size of France with a population of only 2 million, it has dedicated 17% of its land to game sanctuaries with sound management policies to protect this rich asset. The majority of the country is covered by savannah scrub and the dry, arid Kalahari sands, broken by the breathtaking Okavango Delta, the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the swamps and flood plains of the Chobe River. Collectively these areas constitute a range of ecosystems unparalleled in Africa and are abundant in bird, plant and wildlife.