Kabira Bay in Ishigaki, Japan. TripAdvisor placed it top of its Destinations on the Rise list for 2018. Picture: Adam Nebbs
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Ishigaki, Japan, tops TripAdvisor list of destinations on the rise – are we missing something?

Our travel writer is perplexed by the travel website’s choice of the sleepy island, which, although charming, is far from being a tourist hot spot, with just one international flight serving it; lucky for some, that flight is from Hong Kong

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Kabira Bay in Ishigaki, Japan. TripAdvisor placed it top of its Destinations on the Rise list for 2018. Picture: Adam Nebbs
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.