At the end of last year, leading global travel guide, Lonely Planet released its fifth annual collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations, and experiences for the coming year. The ‘Best Travel in 2010’ book contains 17 top travel lists and Iceland ranked in the top ten best value places to visit.
In addition, Lonely Planet, in its monthly magazine, proclaimed Iceland as one of its ‘Perfect Trips for 2010’ as ‘there really has never been a better time’ to go; something which Katrin Juliusdottir, Minister of Tourism and Inspired by Iceland committee member, is extremely happy about:
Juliusdottir explained, “We believe Iceland is a country that can inspire everyone who comes here. The stunning geography and wonderful scenery, the warmth and kindness of the people, the unique culture and accessibility of Iceland all go towards making our country a great place to visit. We want the world to know that.”
The Inspired by Iceland online campaign aims to help push Iceland tourism on a global scale after visitor numbers to the country dropped significantly after the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in April. Now that the eruption has ceased, the Inspired by Iceland campaign, along with the Lonely Planet recommendations, has been helping make people aware that the safety and beauty of the country is still intact.