Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Fiji, Greece, Brazil and Jamaica Are New among Favorites of Viator Travelers
San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2008) - The most popular beach and island destinations have much to offer travelers in addition to their beautiful sand and captivating surf. Viator.com, the world's leading online resource for booking more than 5,500 trip activities and experiences at the best prices has unveiled its 10 most popular beach and island destinations for 2008. Some favorites return from 2007 - Hawaii, Thailand, the French Riviera, Cairns, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic - with new hot spots joining the mix namely Fiji, Greece, Brazil and Jamaica.
Viator's Top 10 Most Popular Beach and Island Destinations for 2008*
5. French Riviera
10. Dominican Republic
FIJI - An archipelago of more than 333 islands in the South Pacific, Fiji is the place people imagine when they conjure thoughts of an "island paradise."
GREECE - As the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games, Greece and the islands that surround it collectively make it a popular destination with an ancient flare.
FRENCH RIVIERA - This playground of the rich and famous that stretches along the Mediterranean is known as much for its pristine beauty as it is for its famous faces.
BRAZIL - The South American country of Brazil is known as much for its ability to throw an amazing party (Carnival) as it is for its biological diversity, highlighted by the Amazon Rainforest.
JAMAICA - Home to the Blue Mountains, Jamaica is the third-largest island in the Caribbean and features beautiful beaches as well as plenty to explore beyond the shores.
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*Most popular Beach and Island Destinations list compiled from actual Viator sales. **All prices noted are per person, and are valid at press time.
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