The wonders of the world are often discussed by travellers from around the globe with an interest in ticking these amazing places off their bucket lists. However, the ancient wonders of the world remain a mystery to the modern world as they no longer exist, apart from the Pyramids of course.
With the loss of these monuments, the world voted for new modern-day wonders, led by the New7Wonders team, to which we now have a new list consisting of the main new wonders, nature's wonders and city-based wonders too.
With these sites at the top of every traveller’s mind, we see the attractions drive tourism to their respective countries with millions of people travelling from across the globe to view these magnificent wonders in person.
With travel widely restricted during 2020, these beautiful places saw huge losses of visitors which subsequently meant a drop in tourist revenue for many countries that rely on tourism for their day to day income.
The loss since the last ‘normal’ year of travel in 2019, was great across the board, with some locations seeing as much as a 12.9 billion dollar loss in revenue from tourism from 2019 to 2020. With the world moving towards less travel restrictions and more opportunities for people to explore different destinations, the wonders on this list should certainly feature in your next travel plans. With the ETIAS going live in 2023, you can check to see if you will need to apply for ETIAS here.
Methodology: We collated the locations featured in this piece using the New7Wonders foundation list which was determined via a global poll. We then researched each location, its visitor numbers and its annual revenue to determine the differences in visitors and revenue from 2019 to 2020.