Best National Geographic Travel Destinations In The World [SLIDESHOW]

Tourism has become a major global market, and for some countries, is a critical aspect for development. The World Bank reports that the number of arrivals for international tourism has increased exponentially from just over 0.5 billion arrivals in 1995 to 1.2 billion arrivals in 2016.

If you’re among this traveling crowd and looking for your next adventure, this slideshow is for you.

National Geographic’s travel site features travel tips and destinations that are a must-try for those with the wanderlust bug. Interested in learning how to take better photos in museums? They’ve got you covered. Want to find the best BBQ in the United States or the coolest tree houses you can actually sleep in? Also covered.

Their travel Instagram features some of the most gorgeous landscapes this planet has to offer. From photos of Lake Pukaki in South Island of New Zealand to Downtown Dubai, after checking out these adventure destinations, you’ll be itching to buy plane tickets to get there.

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  • St. Mark's Cathedral in Korcula, Croatia. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Island of Moorea, French Polynesia. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington state. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Village of Manarola in Cinque Terre, Italy. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Island of Bora Bora in French Polynesia. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Wind Cave National Park in in South Dakota. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Island of Las Estrellas in the San Blas Archipelago in Panama. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Arches National Park in Utah. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Gold Harbour in South Georgia. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Hvítá River in Iceland. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Shevi Waterfalls in the Zagros Mountains in Iran. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • The World Heritage site in Meteroa, Greece. (Photo credit: Instagram)
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska. (Photo credit: Instagram)