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The Ultimate Regenerative Travel Destinations

Regenerative travel will be the next big trend for conscious holidaymakers post COVID-19, supporting local economies and cultures in a more balanced way.

To help you give back more than you take on your next trip abroad - and find hidden gems along the way - we’ve shortlisted our top destinations for regenerative travel.

The Ultimate Regenerative Travel Destinations


Africa

Africa is famed for its savannah plains, dense jungles, rich culture, biodiversity, and long coastlines.

The most popular destinations for travellers pre-COVID-19 included Egypt, Morocco and South Africa with tens of millions of tourists visiting every year.

But to avoid the crowds, discover hidden gems and support the countries most reliant on tourism as part of their GDP, why not explore Cape Verde, the Gambia and the Seychelles instead?

Always remember to check the latest guidelines and COVID-19 restrictions when booking a holiday abroad.

Africa

  • Cape Verde landscape

      Reliance on tourism

      46.2% of GDP (2019)

      Total social media tags

      19,320

      Capital

      Praia

      Currency

      Cape Verdean Escudo, Euro

      Popular languages

      Portguese, Cape Verdean Creolo

      Best time(s) to visit

      November to June

      Tourists

      0.8 million (2019)

      Average temperature

      26°C / 78.8°F

      Best known for

      Dramatic mountains meeting white-sand beaches, with sleepy villages in between

      Official tourism slogan

      Cape Verde is something else!

    Cape Verde was a prime target for pirates during its time as a Portuguese colony - English privateer Sir Francis Drake targeted the city of Ribeira Grande twice

    Things to visit

    • Santo Antão, scenic geographic island
    • Pico do Fogo volcano
    • Mindelo port city on São Vicente island
    • Boa Vista desert-like island famous for picturesque sand dunes

    Other things to do

    • Watersports
    • Quad biking
    • Segways
    • Turtle Spotting
    • Boat Tours
    • Swimming and snorkelling
  • The Gambia landscape

      Reliance on tourism

      20.8% of GDP (2019)

      Total social media tags

      1,495

      Capital

      Banjul

      Currency

      Dalasi (Beware: few places accept card!)

      Popular languages

      English

      Tourists

      0.6 million (2019)

      Best time(s) to visit

      October to April

      Average temperature

      31°C / 87.8°F

      Best known for

      Golden beaches and scenic lagoons teeming with wildlife

      Official tourism slogan

      The Smiling Coast of Africa

    The Gambia is Africa's smallest non-island nation, with only 50 miles of coastline

    Things to visit

    • Abuko Nature Reserve
    • Wide Open Walls - a colourful street art project
    • Bijilo Forest Park
    • Kachikally Crocodile Pool
    • Wassu Stone Circles
    • Tanji Fish Market

    Other things to do

    • Birdwatching
    • Market shopping
    • Beach
    • Waterfall swimming
    • Hiking
  • Seychelles landscape

      Reliance on tourism

      65.8% of GDP (2019)

      Total social media tags

      15,050

      Capital

      Victoria

      Currency

      Seychellois Rupee

      Popular languages

      Seychellois Creole, English, French

      Tourists

      0.4 million (2019)

      Best time(s) to visit

      April to May, October to November

      Average temperature

      30°C / 86°F

      Best known for

      Being a common honeymoon destination, rich fishing grounds and luxury resorts.

      Official tourism slogan

      Our home, your sanctuary

    The Seychelles was once a pirate hideout

    Things to visit

    • Beau Vallon Beach
    • Copolia Hiking Trail
    • UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai
    • Morne Seychellois National Park

    Other things to do

    • Diving and snorkelling
    • Surfing
    • Sailing and boat trips
    • Sunbathing

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