Booking.com reveals the destinations written in the stars for our zodiac signs
During the hiatus from travel over the past year, some might have been looking to the stars to determine when they’d next be able to get away. However, as the return to travel becomes more and more realistic, our charts and horoscopes might have guidance on the “where” rather than the “when”, plus recent insights from Booking.com tell us that 37%* of travellers are feeling optimistic that 2021 will see them travelling again. To help travellers around the world choose where to go next, as it becomes safe to do so, Booking.com has delved into its endorsement data** to select destinations that are most recommended by real travellers and has matched these insights with the typical characteristics of the astrology signs. Meaning when the time is right to travel again, these destinations are written in the stars to fulfil our zodiac travel desires.
Aquarius: Bac Ha, Vietnam
For Aquarius travellers, who are typically independent and easy going, a trip to an ‘off the beaten track’ destination might just satisfy their creative minds. Bac Ha, a sleepy district in northern Vietnam comes to life on Sundays, thanks to its famous colorful market. Every week Northwestern mountainous tribes come to the market, dressed in detailed handmade costumes, to sell handcrafted and traditional goods. That is why it is no surprise that Bac Ha is Booking.com’s most recommended destinations for markets.
Where to stay: Chô Family
Pisces: St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg has something special to offer for those with a passion for the arts, which is why this is a destination perfectly suited for artistic and imaginative Pisces, searching for enriching experiences. Its thriving arts and culture scene has firmly placed St Petersburg within Booking.com’s top 10 destinations endorsed for art. Pisces have so much to discover, including the magnificent Mariinsky Theatre which hosts opera and ballet, and art galleries which features some of the finest collections in the world.
Where to stay: The State Hermitage Museum Official Hotel
Aries: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Driving in on the dirt roads of this unique town will set the scene for pioneering Aries. To satisfy their appetite for thrills, they’ll find sandboarding and mountain biking aplenty in San Pedro de Atacama, which is currently one of Booking.com’s most recommended destinations in the world by travellers for adventure.
Where to stay: Nayara Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Taurus: Orlando, Florida
Synonymous with family travel, Orlando is home to over a dozen theme parks, where kids and adults alike can make life-long memories. This is the perfect destination for Taurus, who are most likely to enjoy the simple pleasures and cherish spending time with family, along with the 71%*** of global travellers who revealed to Booking.com they are excited to appreciate the more simple experiences when on their next vacation. It’s not just the theme parks that draw families to Orlando, Booking.com’s second most endorsed destination for being family friendly, but also the wetlands and mangroves, which are fantastic for a fun-day outing.
Where to stay: Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
Gemini: London, UK
Considered one of the most diverse cities in the world, London’s vibrant city center comes to life in the evening thanks to its eclectic food and drinks scene. This destination is an ideal match for outgoing and bubbly Geminis, as it is bursting with so many places to explore. London is also Booking.com’s top destination endorsed by travellers for restaurants, meaning there will be something for every taste bud.
Where to stay: The One Tun Pub & Rooms
Cancer: Bangkok, Thailand
Cancerian visitors, whose main personality trait is being caring and friendly, will appreciate the welcoming personas of Thai people. Residents are so accommodating that according to travellers on Booking.com, Bangkok is highly endorsed for its friendly people. This multifaceted destination is also the perfect fusion, where tradition meets modernization.
Where to stay: Hostel Kinnon Deluxe Hostel Coworking Cafe
Leo: Cairns, Australia
For Leos, who are searching for travel experiences to match their courageous and brave personality, a trip to Cairns needs to be on top of their bucket list. Aside from its idyllic beaches and bustling backpacker scene, sky diving is what brings travellers from around the world to this part of the country. This exhilarating experience offers breath-taking sea views of the Great Barrier Reef, which surely plays a role in Cairns being one of the top endorsed destinations by travellers for skydiving on Booking.com.
Where to stay: Cairns Reef & Rainforest B&B
Virgo: Tokyo, Japan
Over the years, the capital of Japan has evolved into a sustainable city that’s leading by example when it comes to taking thoughtful measures that help minimize environmental impact and improve quality of life for the residents of this bustling metropolis. Virgos, who are caring and compassionate, will be impressed by Tokyo’s drive to be more sustainable. So, it is no surprise that the city is also Booking.com’s most endorsed destination for sustainable travel. Living up to its reputation, there is an abundance of great places to stay that have also implemented impactful sustainability practices.
Where to stay: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
Libra: Portofino, Italy
Libra is a star sign that is ruled by the planet of love, Venus, which simply means that they love to be in love. When searching for destinations that will sweep Libras off their feet, Portofino is a match made in heaven. This picture-perfect coastal village features brightly colored buildings and luxurious yachts harbored in the port. A beautiful gem on Italy’s Amalfi coast which happens to be within the top five of Booking.com’s most endorsed destinations by travellers for a romantic break.
Where to stay: Splendido, A Belmond Hotel
Scorpio: Berlin, Germany
If there’s one thing Scorpios have in common, it is that they are an ambitious bunch. When seeking out a destination to fuel their determination, Berlin's combo of glamour and grit is bound to mesmerize Scorpios. In recent years, aspiring creatives have relocated to Berlin due to the prospect of opportunities the city offers to its residents. The trendy city is currently Booking.com’s second most recommended destination by travellers for a city trip.
Where to stay: Brilliant Apartments
Sagittarius: Lhasa, China
This is a city of true wonders and is known for being the center of the Tibetan Buddhist world. Lhasa is a cultural hub in southwestern China and is a very magical and peaceful destination. Our Sagittarius travellers, who are known for their zest for life and learning new things, might find something special in Lhasa, one of Booking.com’s top endorsed destinations for culture.
Where to stay: Tashitakge Hotel Lhasa
Capricorn: Queenstown, New Zealand
Capricorn is the most practical star-sign, but they are also known to be brave, which means an action-packed adventure might be very appealing for them to take on new challenges for their resilient personalities. Look no further than Queenstown which is hailed as the 'adventure capital of the world', where activities include mountain biking, paragliding and bungee jumping to get pulses racing. This destination is also unsurprisingly one of Booking.com’s top destinations endorsed for outdoor activities.
Where to stay: Kamana Lakehouse
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*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who are planning to travel in the next 12 months. In total 28,042 respondents across 28 countries and territories were polled (including 1003 from Argentina, 1002 from Australia, 1000 from Brazil, 1001 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1002 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 1003 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1005 from Germany, 1004 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 1002 from Israel, 1000 from Italy, 1000 from Japan, 1002 from Mexico, 1000 from Netherlands, 1000 from New Zealand, 1003 from Russia, 1000 from Singapore, 1003 from South Korea, 1005 from Spain, 1001 from Sweden, 1000 from Taiwan, 1003 from Thailand, 1000 from UK, 1000 from USA and 1000 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in January 2021.
**Endorsement data from Booking.com based on the most recommended and relevant destinations by global travellers for Adventure, Family Friendly, Restaurants, Friendly People, Sky Diving, Sustainable Travel, Romantic, City Trip, Culture, Outdoor Activities, Markets, Art
***Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who have travelled for business or leisure in the past 12 months, and must be planning to travel in the next 12 months (if/once travel restrictions are lifted). In total 20,934 respondents across 28 countries and territories were polled (including from 999 USA, 496 from Canada, 497 from Mexico, 997 from Colombia, 999 from Brazil, 499 from Argentina, 995 from Australia, 499 from New Zealand, 999 from Spain, 996 from Italy, 996 from France, 999 from UK, 996 from Germany, 498 from Netherlands, 499 from Denmark, 499 from Sweden, 498 from Croatia, 1001 from Russia, 498 from Israel, 997 from India, 994 from China, 499 from Hong Kong, 497 from Thailand, 496 from Singapore, 499 from Taiwan, 997 from South Korea, 500 from Vietnam and 995 from Japan). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2020.