7 new ‘Urban Wonders of the World’ spotlight experiential travel

Posted by Welcome Lishivha on 12 October 2018

The newly-identified list of the Seven Urban Wonders of the World was crowdsourced using influencers with a combined reach of more than 3.5 million people and it is a list that spotlights dream destinations for experience-led travellers.

The announcement was made by Hilton Hotels & Resorts after surveying 2000 18-35-year-olds on their holiday preferences when visiting urban destinations. This list of the 7 Urban Wonders comes ahead of Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ 100th anniversary.

“With more than 575 hotels in some of the most coveted destinations in the world, we wanted to empower today’s experience-driven travellers to identify modern-day travel Wonders – which, as you will see, are much different from the original Seven Wonders of the World,” said Vera Manoukian, senior vice president and global brand head at Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “This list is set to inspire both the experienced and novice travellers as they begin to dream about their next global adventure” she added.

 

1. Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Photograph by Agnieszka Kowalczyk.

Since opening in 2017, the Louvre, Abu Dhabi has instantly become one of the best art galleries in the world, featuring impressive installations, including Animals, Between Real and Imaginary and Japanese Connections: The Birth of Moden Décor.

 

2. Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Photograph by Holger Link.

The iconic Sydney Opera House scored high among travellers, not only for its cultural contribution to the city but also its position as a very Instagrammable viewpoint, looking out to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

 

3. Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Photograph by Oldskool Photography.

With food and flea markets scoring high on travel preferences, this mega fish market fits the bill for modern travellers. With major changes due to take place in October 2018, including relocation to a new site nearby, this is a wonder that’s set to evolve.

 

4. Camden Market, London

Photograph by Chuttersnap.

Another one of the world’s most prominent food and flea markets, Camden Market has always had a rebellious and exciting persona, appealing to younger travellers throughout the decades.

 

5. The Bund, Shanghai

Photograph by Hanny Naibaho.

As one of the city’s most historic features, this mile-long stretch of waterfront features 52 historical structures known locally as the ‘museum of buildings’.

 

6. Albertina, Vienna

Photograph by Daniel Plan.

With history and art galleries continuing to be a major draw when on holiday, Albertina is one of the world’s finest examples. Set in a former Habsburg palace, but with modern, striking extensions, the building is also one of Vienna’s most photographed, with more than 70,000 posts on Instagram.

 

7. Temple Street Night Markets, Hong Kong

Photograph by Yu Kato.

The markets are one of the city’s most vibrant meeting points, showcasing cultures, foods and craft goods; a winning combination among modern travellers surveyed.






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