A scene in Shanghai’s Old City. Could the Chinese megalopolis become another Barcelona - that is, a city under the tourism radar that suddenly changes trajectory to become one of the world’s favourite places to visit? Photo: Corbis

The 'new Barcelona': Shanghai, Korea tipped to be top holiday draws by 2035

Which are the under-the-radar destinations about to follow the trajectory of Barcelona into the tourism stratosphere? Travel writers offer up Lisbon, Tbilisi and other eastern European cities, Shanghai, and South Korea

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A scene in Shanghai’s Old City. Could the Chinese megalopolis become another Barcelona - that is, a city under the tourism radar that suddenly changes trajectory to become one of the world’s favourite places to visit? Photo: Corbis
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