Iceland named Top 10 Travel Destination for 2010 by Lonely Planet

IcelandGlobal travel guidebook giant, Lonely Planet this week released its Best Travel in 2010 book with 17 top travel lists. One list names Iceland among the best value for money travel destinations in the coming year. Iceland has always been a great place to visit; but its reputation as a value destination is entirely new.

Iceland ranks in the top ten best value places to visit in 2010, according to The Lonely Planet’s new Best in Travel 2010 book, released this week. The book is the publisher’s fifth annual collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations, and experiences for the coming year. The guidebook presents the top ten countries, regions, and cities to visit in several categories, including value for money. Chosen by Lonely Planet’s global team, Iceland is one of several notable new entries for 2010.

Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book and digital media publisher in the world. It has published over 500 titles in eight different languages with annual sales of six million guidebooks as well as TV programmes, a magazine, mobile phone applications and websites.

Icelandair, the biggest and best-known Icelandic airline, admits to being “very happy” at Lonely Planet ranking Iceland a top ten money-saving vacation destination in 2010. Over the past year, the previously expensive holiday destination has become the poster child of the economic crisis; but consequently, due to the low local exchange rate, has allowed travellers and tourists to holiday in Iceland at a much lower price.

“You’ve always wanted to explore this magical, mysterious land, explore volcanoes and ice caps and bathing in hot springs? Then 2010 is your year,” the Lonely Planet guide proclaims.

A recent upswing in positive news for Iceland as a holiday destination, Icelandair hopes the coming year will be a busy and exciting one for the company, as it flies people in from all 25 of its gateways across Europe, the USA and Canada, providing safe and reliable air travel for all who wish to visit the Land of Fire and Ice in 2010.

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