What better time than the dawn of a new decade to revise your list of destinations to visit before you die and set some priorities?
New Zealanders have never let Aotearoa's remoteness on the globe prevent them from exploring it, but with new direct flights to the likes of New York, Vancouver and Seoul and healthy competition among airlines, it's becoming easier and more affordable than ever.
While House of Travel South Pacific product manager Natalie Von Dincklage says "Kiwis literally can't get enough of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and islands in the South Pacific", we're intrepid enough to take a chance on more unconventional destinations too.
With sustainable travel and so-called overtourism of growing concern to travellers globally, many of us are also seeking out destinations which, unlike our own fair isles at this time of year, aren't all over a billion other travellers' Instagram feeds. We asked our mates at travel agencies, booking sites and tour companies to help us compile a list of destinations Kiwis should seriously consider visiting in 2020 and beyond.
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