TRAVEL experts have named Stratford-upon-Avon among next year’s must visit destinations in the world.
Fodor’s Travel, a leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years, includes Shakespeare’s home town in its 25 highlights which should be on every traveller’s radar in 2016.
Stratford, which will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of its most famous son next year, is the only UK destination listed in Fodor’s annual Go List.
The destinations, which span six continents and 20 countries, are chosen by the experts at Fodor’s Travel who log countless miles traveling across the globe each year.
This year’s list incorporates everything from emerging destinations (Minneapolis’s North Loop) and new hotspots (Cuba) to noteworthy events (Bavaria’s Oktoberfest which will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the famous Beer Purity Law) and great values (San Sebastian, Spain).
Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England said “We are delighted that Stratford has been selected by Fodor’s Travel as one of their must see destinations to visit next year, especially with the town celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s legacy.”
Fodor’s editor in chief Arabella Bowen said the list aimed to help travellers decide where to go.
She added: “With so many destinations worth visiting it can be overwhelming for travellers to decide where they should go next.
“Our Go List helps guide travellers when they are making that decision and this year we went a step further by recommending Utah as our top destination to visit in 2016.”
View www.fodors.com/go-list-2016 for further details.