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Prediction: Rwanda will become the new Croatia.

Reason: Mountains, gorillas, and a stark decrease in violence will make this long-shunned African nation the next hot spot. And the country will even get a PR coup in 2008 (for better or for worse) when Paris Hilton visits. As people look to ever-more exotic destinations, more airlines will fly to Kigali and upscale lodges (paging Richard Branson) will start looking seriously at property.

From the article Travel Predictions for 2008

Travel Predictions for 2008

Prediction: Rwanda will become the new Croatia.

Reason: Mountains, gorillas, and a stark decrease in violence will make this long-shunned African nation the next hot spot. And the country will even get a PR coup in 2008 (for better or for worse) when Paris Hilton visits. As people look to ever-more exotic destinations, more airlines will fly to Kigali and upscale lodges (paging Richard Branson) will start looking seriously at property.

From the article Travel Predictions for 2008

© Martin Harvey / Alamy

Travel Predictions for 2008

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