Coming Soon… 10 Dreamy Destinations We’re Watching Closely

by Emese Graham
traveller sitting on edge of beach in whitsunday islands australia

Flight Centre recently asked our customers which destinations they’re most excited about returning to – and it turns out, we have so much in common!

Plenty of the most-requested travel destinations are already open to travellers from Canada (check out our favourites right here), but there are also some well-loved vacation spots we have our eyes on for a future trip. You can watch with us by joining Club Red, using our regularly updated traveller resource hub, or simply talking to one of our savvy Travel Experts.

Today’s Great Prices, With Extra Flexibility

While the following destinations haven’t officially opened up yet (or still require an in-destination quarantine), you do not have to wait to book a trip! Our Travel Experts are already helping our customers book fabulous getaways here, thanks to the flexible booking options offered by Flight Centre’s partners for flights, tours, accommodations, cruises, and excursions.

You can get a really great deal now and travel when you’re good and ready. Many new booking policies include flexible options like*:

  • Book a trip with a small deposit
  • Free cancellation extended until a couple of weeks (or even later) before your travel date
  • Waived fees for changing your travel dates

*Ask your Travel Expert what your complete options are for reduced deposits, flexible booking policies, and travel insurance coverage.

So, What’s at the Top of Our Travel Wish List?

1. Cuba

palm trees on beach in cuba

Essential Experiences

If you’re ready to see what all the fuss is about, start with Cuba’s beautiful beaches, resort stays for all budgets, and guided tours of Havana’s must-sees.

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Cuba is multi-dimensional, and a guided tour through lesser-known regions will always pay off. G Adventures offers one of our favourite tours of Cuba’s beautiful cultures and landscapes.

2. UK

red double decker buses drive past bell tower in london

Essential Experiences

Canadians sure love a nice hop across the pond! Whether you’re popping by for a quick layover or taking your sweet time, there’s always room for guided tours of London’s icons, and a pint or two with friends.

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It’s impossible to run out of things to do in the UK, no matter what your cup of tea is! Spruce up your getaway with overnight stays in historic castles, gourmet meals served on double-decker buses, beach days at the Scilly Isles, wine tastings, and so much more.

3. Costa Rica*

*Editor’s Note: Great news! Canadians can now travel to Costa Rica. Use our interactive travel map to see the full details of entry requirements and safety policies, or speak to one of our Travel Experts today

traveller hiking to waterfall in costa rica

Essential Experiences

Pura vida is something you have to experience firsthand. Your essential Costa Rica trip is enriched with adventures through rainforests, national parks, volcanoes, and coffee plantations.

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Flock to Costa Rica’s gorgeous beaches for world-famous surf, mouth-watering foodie experiences, and boutique resorts you can’t help but fall in love with.

4. Philippines

rice terraces in philippines

Essential Experiences

Every getaway to the Philippines has its own personality, depending on which of the 7,000 islands you visit. Most first-timers make sure they leave time for a visit to the Chocolate Hills, Puerto Princessa underground river, and at least one photo trip to rice terraces.

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While no one would blame you for whiling away the hours on a white sand beach, you’d be missing out on the Philippines’ signature cuisine, museums, art, and architecture!

5. Thailand

road to temple in thailand

Essential Experiences

Since Thailand has a world of things to see and do, guided tours offer some of the best value for your getaway. Follow your leader through wats, kohs, and markets for an unforgettable experience.

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If a laidback trip is more your speed, consider stretching out in one (or two) of Thailand’s gorgeous resorts. Luxury treehouses, beachfront resorts, and cosmopolitan hotels offer a side of Thailand you won’t get to see if you’re rushing.

6. Australia

traveller sits on edge of beach in whitsunday islands

Essential Experiences

Australia’s diversity and enormity mean you can tailor your first trip down under according to your travel style. Coffee culture in Melbourne or beach bliss in Sydney? Helicopter above the Great Barrier Reef or hop around kangaroo island? We need more time!

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Take your itinerary off the beaten path with self-directed trips along the Great Ocean Road, respectful visits to sacred Uluru, seeing quokkas on Rottnest Island, or sailing the Whitsundays.

7. Ghana*

*Editor’s Note: Great news! Canadians can now travel to Ghana. Use our interactive travel map to see the full details of entry requirements and safety policies, or speak to one of our Travel Experts today

monument in accra ghana

Essential Experiences

Guided tours like those offered by Intrepid, are great ways to experience Ghana for the first time! You’ll explore Accra and other big cities, flit through botanical gardens, and dive into history and culture.

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Ghana’s gorgeous beaches and national parks offer the perfect outdoorsy getaway you didn’t know you needed!

8. Canadian Maritimes

travellers explore bay of fundy at low tide

Essential Experiences

Yes, we’re all a little obsessed with lighthouses. Have your fill of postcard-perfect seascapes, whale watching tours, and trips to the Bay of Fundy on your first time to the Maritimes.

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Add a little adventure to your Atlantic experience! Scuba diving, hiking through national parks, sea kayaking, and guided outfitting trips are only just the tip of the iceberg.

9. Japan

cherry blossom trees bloom over japanese homes

Essential Experiences

The right guided tour can make Japan’s iconic landmarks and cultures accessible to everyone. Experience the highlights you’ve been dreaming of, like Tokyo’s cuisine, Kyoto’s temples, and scenes of Mount Fuji.

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With a little sense of curiosity, Japan becomes endless. Tailor-make your holiday with visits to onsens, art islands, skiing hotspots, picturesque islands, and photoshoots of snow monkeys.

10. Bahamas

*Editor’s Note: Great news! Canadians can now travel to the Bahamas. Use our interactive travel map to see the full details of entry requirements and safety policies, or speak to one of our Travel Experts today

white sand beach in bahamas

Essential Experiences

Come for the crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches, stay for… well, everything else! Enjoy R&R, family fun, diving, art galleries, eco-tours, and festivals throughout Nassau and Paradise Islands.

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Leaving the Bahamas’ well-known islands opens up a whole new style of vacationing. Find your perfect sanctuary among the smaller and quieter island retreats.

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