• Gardel Bertrand/Egyptian State Tourist Office

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012

    What's on your travel agenda in the new year? Our value-conscious editors debated for days before settling on these 10 value travel destinations in 2012.

  • D. Koilalous/www.breathtakingathens.com

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Athens

    In 2012 Greece's culture ministry will improve many of the top tourist sites, including the Athens Acropolis, which will get electronic ticket machines and portable audio guides.

  • Christopher Heaney

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Belfast

    To commemorate the Titanic's centennial, Belfast is opening its Titanic Belfast museum, which includes nine galleries of exhibition space and recreations of the ship's decks and cabins.

  • Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Boston

    Boston's beloved Fenway Park – home of the Red Sox – celebrates its centennial in 2012, the first major league baseball park in the U.S. to reach its 100th birthday.

  • Gardel Bertrand/Egyptian State Tourist Office

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Cairo

    Even deep discounts have not yet encouraged many travelers back to Egypt to visit Giza's pyramids and Sphinx and Cairo's mosques, palaces, and museums.

  • PUBLIC Chicago

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Chicago

    Ian Schrager's much-anticipated boutique hotel PUBLIC and its restaurant Pump Room opened in Fall 2011. Rates start at just $135/night through mid-March.

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    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

    A $41-million renovation to the Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport is expected to double the number of flights to Costa Rica's Guanacaste region, making it more accessible to U.S. travelers.

  • Kirk Lee Aeder/Hawaii Tourism Authority

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Hawaii

    New this year, Native Guide Hawaii is now offering adventure tours to explore sea cliffs, tropical valleys, and waterfalls along the Hamakua coast on the Big Island.

  • Snow Village Canada

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Montreal

    For a bit of a different hotel experience, try sleeping in an igloo at Montreal's new Snow Village Hotel, which is open January through March.

  • Xcaret

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Playa del Carmen

    Xcaret, an eco-tourism park near Playa del Carmen, has two new tours in 2012, which include visits to ancient Mayan cities, the world's largest natural aquarium, and a flamingo habitat.

  • Tokyo Sky Tree

    Value Travel Destinations in 2012 - Tokyo

    The Tokyo Sky Tree opens in May 2012. At 2,080 feet, it'll be one of the world's tallest freestanding towers. The structure will have two observatories, one at 1,148 feet and the second at 1,476 feet.

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