Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2005

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers.

2005 2004
Rank Rank
1 EGYPT 2
2 PERU 1
3 GALAPAGOS 4
4 CHINA 3
5 INDIA 5
6 SOUTH AFRICA 13
7 FRANCE 10
8 ITALY 7
9 NEW ZEALAND 18
10 ALASKA 6

iExplore founder and CEO, George Deeb, said, “There was no material shift in our best selling destinations in 2005, with our top five destinations largely unchanged. That said, both South Africa and New Zealand saw strong growth to move into our annual top ten list for the first time ever.”

Other destinations showing strong growth in 2005 included Morocco (#12), Argentina (#14) and Jordan (#16). Bumped from last year’s top ten were Chile (#20) and Costa Rica (#40).

Founded in 1999, iExplore is the leading online seller of adventure and experiential travel. iExplore offers hundreds of made-to-order, guided tours that visit the farthest corners of the earth, particularly the man-made and natural wonders of the world. iExplore services its clients through an expert staff of adventure consultants at 1-800-IEXPLORE and online at http://www.iexplore.com/. iExplore has been named the “Best Adventure Travel Website” by Forbes Magazine for five years in a row.

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