In case you were looking for choices to plan your next vacation, U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the best places to visit for 2016-17 in the world.
From world-class museums in Budapest to the glittering streets of Paris, the Washington, DC-based publisher of consumer advice and information produced a list of 25 tourist hot-spots based on “expert opinions, user votes and current trends.”
One of seven natural wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world; the Great Barrier Reef was named the best place in the world.
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It was a much-needed boost for the environmental icon that is currently facing rising sea temperatures as a result of which around 93% of its reefs on the Great Barrier Reef have been hit by coral bleaching.
"It's a once in a lifetime vacation, and it's been in the news recently because of coral bleaching," said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News, in a statement. "Travelers need to see it soon because there might not be as much left."
Watch the video above to find out which other places made it to the list of this year’s best tourist destinations across the globe.