Well, im sure we all saw the new year in with a blast and now it is time to think about the year ahead as the travel industry is an ever-changing beast. Scott from the Travelistic travel blog shares a few thoughts on the top travel destinations for 2013.
Rio de Janero, Brazil
Despite its somewhat undeserving reputation for excessive crime and trouble, Rio is on the up and up. What with its succesful 2016 Olympics bid and a booming economy, there is never a better time to visit this exciting, passionate and enthralling city.
Oh, and you might have also heard of a little thing called the Rio carnival. It starts of February 9th, so get your travel plans arranged asap for a few days of festivities and music.
Beyond Amsterdam's obvious cafe culture appeal for some travellers, the city is also one of Europe's most intriguing cultural hot spots with a huge selection of museums, galleries and theatres. The most notable museums would include the likes of the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum, which hold some of the world's finest art.
The nightlife isnt bad either, with electronic music clubs like Trouw leading the way into the early hours. Keep an eye out for Disclosure, who play in March.
For a touch of Scandinavian culture, Norway's Oslo is a must see destination for 2013. With a flourishin scene for restaurants, bars and nightlife, the city is growing from strength to strength as a major travel destination.
For those wanting the finer things in life, a stay at the Grand Hotel might be in order.
Royal fever is on the rise, what with the recent royal wedding and ever present Brit-fever sweeping the world. London is a key destination for international travellers in the New Year, so get London on your travel itinerary as a key location for the New Year.
Take in the sights of the Southbank or sip coffee in Primrose Hill, for a true tast of London living.