Destinations in Central and South America usually perceived as “dangerous” are set to soar in popularity next year, according to responsibletravel.com.
The website has already seen a 259% yearly increase in enquiries about Nicaragua, while Guatemala and Honduras have also seen huge growth.
Co-founder and managing director Justin Francis said: “We’re also predicting an increase in popularity for Colombia in 2008 as more tour operators begin to offer trips there and people become more confident about getting off the beaten track.”
Brazil, which experienced a 95% growth in 2007, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia will also be popular among those looking for adventure in 2008, the directory has predicted.
Meanwhile, conservation projects in Madagascar will make the African island one to watch.
This year, the UK remained the number one destination on responsibletravel.com followed by Tanzania, Kenya and Egypt.