Top ten destinations 2015

It's not who you know, it's where you go

Get our list of the ten hottest destinations in Australia and around the world this year

Turkey

Turkey

With record numbers of Australians expected on the shores of Gallipoli for the ANZAC Centenary, Turkey is a hot destination for 2015. Start your journey where east meets west in the bustling city of Istanbul, on banks of the Bosphorus river. Get there on a special Qantas flight direct from Australia, or via Dubai with our partner Emirates.

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Cuba

Cuba

As the US eases sanctions on Cuba you can be sure change isn't far behind. Head there sooner rather than later and enjoy an internet-free city of crumbling art deco buildings, brightly coloured Cadillacs and never ending nightlife. Fly to Mexico and make your way to Havana from there.

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Canberra

Canberra

There are plenty of reasons why the New York Times is singing Canberra's praises - hot new architecture in the Nishi Complex, luxury hotel openings with Hotel Hotel and some hip new waterfront destinations. Add contemporary Australian cuisine and a rota of world class exhibitions and it's a great Aussie weekender.

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Venice

Venice

Known for its romantic waterways and singing gondoliers, romance in Venice hit a new high with George Clooney's 2014 wedding. Fall in love with this historic city and get lost wondering its cobblestone streets. Then have a drink in St Mark's Square as you soak up the architecture and atmosphere.

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Spain

Spain

Spain is hotting up in 2015 with culture and food taking a front seat. The famous French art institution, the Pompidou Centre, opens its first outpost outside of Paris in Malaga. Meanwhile, the Western town of Cáceres has been named the country's 2015 Capital of Gastronomy. Feed the mind and body in one hit.

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Hayman Island

Hayman Island

Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, the name of this exclusive resort says it all; One & Only Hayman Island. Reopened after a multi-million dollar refurbishment it's sure to be the top destination for Australian locals. Getting there has never been easier with one of the newest Qantas operated domestic services.

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Get a taste of history in Japan's former capital. Discover the remnants of past glories and explore the many UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. Roam the Geisha district where the streets are lined with wooden buildings, teahouses and exclusive Japanese restaurants. Fly direct with Qantas to Haneda and make your way from there.

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Peru

Peru

There are whispers that Machu Picchu, mountain city of the Incan Empire, may close due to preservation plans, making this UNESCO heritage site a must-see destination in 2015. Hidden from the Spanish conquerors for over a decade, discover the secrets of this ancient culture before they're closed off once again.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

This year's hottest Asian destination is surely the beautiful Sri Lanka. Enjoy endless tropical beaches and delicious food to a backdrop of ancient ruins. Fly via Singapore with Qantas and onwards with either Emirates or Sri Lankan Airlines, and experience it for yourself before everyone else.

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

This will top any Rugby fan's destination of 2015 as the UK hosts the Rugby World Cup in 13 venues across the country. Also famous for its Royal family, with a new prince or princess expected in 2015, and with the rest of Europe at your door step, a UK stopover is a must.

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