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Places to visit in 2020

The major international events and commemorations taking place in 2020 will attract many visitors to the most diverse destinations on the planet. Among them, the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Dubai Expo, the inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the European capital of culture in Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland), the capital of intelligent tourism in Malaga and Gothenburg, the African capital of culture in Marrakech, and the centennial of the Salzburg Festival in Austria. Find out what other major events will also be held in places such as Germany, the Netherlands, Uruguay or the United States.

05 Dec 2019

One of the most highly anticipated events during next year will be the Tokyo Olympic Games, which will multiply visits to this capital and other territories in Japan next year. The same will happen with Expo 2020, which will start in Dubai in October and last until April 2021. With 180 countries participating, the event will strongly boost visits to the United Arab Emirates. 

Egypt will be another of the most sought-after destinations, as it will add a new focus of interest to its innumerable treasures in Cairo with the inauguration of the new Great Egyptian Museum. Travellers arriving in Austria will have first-hand experience of the events of the Salzburg Festival centennial.

Among the most attractive cities to visit are Rijeka in Croatia and Galway in Ireland, both named European Capital of Culture 2020, which is why they will carry out a large number of activities over the next year. The same will happen with Malaga and Gothenburg, chosen as European Capitals of Intelligent Tourism. Meanwhile, Marrakech will proudly become the first Capital of Culture in Africa. Murcia, for its part, will also draw large numbers of visitors for becoming the Spanish Gastronomic Capital as of January.

Beethoven and Benedetti

Germany will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, its most famous composer. Uruguay will organize a series of international celebrations to commemorate writer Mario Benedetti's 100th birthday in 2020. April 2020 will be Freedom Month in the Netherlands, celebrating 75 years of freedom after the end of World War II with dozens of festivals across the country. And Washington D.C. will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the law that gave women the right to vote, which is why major museums will be featuring special exhibits.