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Iceni Magazine | December 18, 2017

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Meet Baddie Winkle, the 89 year old travelling the world to tick off her Bucket List

Meet Baddie Winkle, the 89 year old travelling the world to tick off her Bucket List

New York, Tokyo, Las Vegas – and Edinburgh – are among the world’s most desirable travel destinations, according to an international survey.

Researchers polled 8,400 adults across 28 countries to explore their travel aspirations and found the Scottish capital to be among the most coveted cities.

Cities such as London, Paris and Dubai also featured in the top 40.

Amid this, The Ritz in Paris, The Plaza in New York and Burj Al Arab Jumeriah in Dubai are among the hotels those polled would most like to spend a night.

Eighty-seven per cent of those polled have a travel wish list and 22 per cent would be willing to pay in excess of £10,000 to cross everything off it.

Hotels.com commissioned the research to celebrate 89 year old Instagram star, Baddie Winkle’s #BadAssBucketList Tour of the world, which she is doing accompanied by her great-granddaughter, Kennedy.

This comes after it emerged 30 per cent of those polled would most like to share their travel experiences with their parents and grandparents.

Isabelle Pinson, Vice President, EMEA at Hotels.com, said: “This new trend of millennials looking to their out-there elders for travel inspiration is fascinating.

“We want to encourage everyone to start their bucket list adventures, but if you need advice make sure you check in with your glam-ma first!”

When it comes to activities holidaymakers would like to do during their travels, visiting the Statue of Liberty, touching the Niagara Falls and going up the Eiffel Tower are among the most popular.

Trying local street food, moving abroad for a year to work or study and having a selfie at the top of a mountain are also among the things those polled would like to do.

Other desirable activities include visiting the Great Pyramid of Giza, going on an African safari and trekking the amazon jungle.

During her #BadAssBucketList Tour, Baddie Winkle will take in some of the top travelling experiences and destinations, including rooftop cocktail making in New York, samba dancing in Brazil and seeing performances at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Her experiences can be followed through her Instagram account and the Hotels.com social channels, including Instagram, www.instagram.com/hotelsdotcom, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/Hotels.comEurope.

With Hotels.com’s Rewards programme, if you book for ten nights you get an 11th night for free.

Baddie did this – spending ten nights in ten different hotels around the world, and gave her free night to a ‘superfan.’

MOST DESIRED TRAVEL LOCATIONS – TOP 40:

1. New York
2. Tokyo
3. Las Vegas
4. Paris
5. London
6. Dubai
7. Sydney
8. Niagara Falls
9. Rome
10. Rio de Janeiro
11. San Francisco
12. Venice
13. Bali
14. Barcelona
15. Hong Kong
16. Havana
17. Amsterdam
18. Orlando
19. Vancouver
20. Melbourne
21. Prague
22. New Orleans
23. Toronto
24. Bangkok
25. Dublin
26. Mexico City
27. Beijing
28. Vietnam
29. Milan
30. Cancun
31. Stockholm
32. Buenos Aires
33. Cape Town
34. Phuket
35. Copenhagen
36. Montreal
37. Auckland
38. Edinburgh
39. Budapest
40. Cambodia

ENDS


 

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