(Municipality of Chatham-Kent )

Expedia has named Chatham-Kent as one of the best places to visit in the world in 2019.

The online travel technology company said on their Canadian website that they asked 1,000 Canadians where they would recommend travellers visit this year.

“The answers were vast and varied, but we did notice certain patterns: Numerous respondents recommended travelling within Canada itself, Manitoba showed up more than it ever has before, and international destinations were on the rise,” the Expedia article says.

“Using the answers as our baseline—and listed in no particular order—we’re happy to present the 19 best places to travel in the world in 2019.”

The article says Chatham-Kent “is a town that has a place in history, and this is the year to learn more about it.

“It might be a new year, but history was on the mind of our respondents. From being a stop along the Underground Railroad to preserving classic cars, this town is happy to tell its story,” the article states.

The Expedia article also provides a list of “Things to do in 2019” in Chatham-Kent.

“Did you know that the area of Chatham-Kent was once an end destination of the Underground Railroad, as slaves ran away to their freedom? Visit centres like the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum to learn more about the Underground Railroad’s importance. This is Canada’s Classic Car Capital and summertime is filled with all sorts of shows. You won’t want to miss RetroFest in May, Blenheim Classics Auto Show in June, and Bothwell Old Autos Car Show in August. Get a little sun on your holiday by heading to Rondeau Provincial Park. This long beach along Lake Erie is perfect.”

Read the full Expedia article, here.

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