This year’s best travel destinations around the world
Planning is part of the fun of taking a trip, and it turns out that more people actually plan a trip for 2022 than they actually traveled in 2019.
But the number of Covid-19 cases, safety protocols, quarantine restrictions and cleanliness are all key factors in travel decision-making in 2022, according to a January survey by TripAdvisor and Ipsos Mori. In the survey, 71% of Americans said they are likely to travel for leisure in 2022.
But these days, travel might be for those with the most patience and determination. In early April, more than 3,500 US flights were canceled and thousands more delayed over the weekend due to Florida storms and other issues, affecting at least 37,000 travelers, the report reported. ‘Associated Press. These types of problems are more common as major airlines face growing demand and staff shortages, travel magazine Afar reports. To further complicate your plans, US passport renewals can take up to 11 weeks.
But the ever-optimistic travel industry continues to leap forward, seeking new marketing opportunities amid what the Tripadvisor survey found to be travelers’ increased appetite for seeing new places, experiencing authentic local experiences and learn about history and culture.
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So whether you’re planning a trip for real or just toying with the idea, here are Tripadvisor’s top global destinations, with something for everyone: beaches, history, local culture and even a few places you won’t want to miss. you won’t need a passport.
1. Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
This island in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the southeast coast of Spain, has beaches, mountains, fishing villages and, of course, delicious cuisine.
Mallorca Cathedral, a Gothic cathedral with additional work by architect Antonio Gaudi in the early 20th century, is built on the walls of Palma de Mallorca’s old town.
The ancient city of Cairo is full of life and rich in history and culture.
Cairo is your jumping-off point to the Giza pyramids and the Great Sphinx, which are at least 4,500 years old.
Other sights in Cairo are the Egyptian Museum and the Khan el-Khalili, a famous bazaar in the center of the city.
3. Rhodes, Greece
With everything from resorts to ancient ruins, Rhodes is one of Greece’s most popular destinations. It is the largest of the 12 islands of the Dodecanese and close to Turkey. The city of Rhodes is a well-preserved medieval city.
Don’t miss the Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes, pictured here.
4. Tulum, Mexico
The ancient walled city of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula was one of the last to be built by the Maya, and its archaeological sites are well preserved, with the ancient castle built on a cliff overlooking the city. There are also beaches and a nature reserve.
The reef off Tulum is considered the second largest reef system in the world, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Pictured is the door to the Ahau Tulum Hotel.
5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
The southern Croatian city sits on the turquoise Adriatic Sea, and the historic, pedestrian-only Old Town is surrounded by a 16th-century wall.
You may also recognize Dubrovnik as one of the filming locations for the fictional town of Kings Landing in “Game of Thrones.”
6. Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
Ibiza has over 100 miles of coastline and around 50 beaches to choose from. The old town is a Unesco heritage site. Ibiza is known for its nightlife.
7. Natal, Brazil
Natal sits on the coast of Brazil and is known for its coastal sand dunes and a 16th-century Portuguese fortress at the mouth of the Potengi River.
The 30-foot sand dunes near Natal are vast and ever-changing and visitors can sandboard, take a dune buggy ride or ride a camel. Don’t miss the star-shaped fortress, built in 1598, pictured here.
8. Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha is located in the Great Rift Valley and is a good starting point for going on a safari or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
From Arusha, you can book a tour to Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park, and watch the mass migration of wildebeest and other amazing wildlife.
9. Goreme, Turkey
Göreme is the gateway to Göreme and Cappadocia National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Stay in a cave hotel, eat in a cave restaurant, and discover cave churches dating from the 10th and 11th centuries.
You can even take a hot air balloon ride over the valley of Cappadocia.
10. Santorini, Greece
The pictures say it all: Santorini is the beautiful Greek island with whitewashed buildings and blue domes that match the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Much of its landscape was formed by a volcanic eruption around 3,600 years ago. Water from the Aegean rushed in, filling the void and forming what is now the 7.5 mile lagoon.
11. Paraty, Brazil
Paraty is another coastal city in Brazil, this one about 200 km south of Rio de Janeiro. According to TripAdvisor, the center of the small colonial town is a National Historic Landmark with well-preserved buildings and pedestrian-only cobblestone streets with the occasional wandering monkey.
The Caribbean island has an ideal climate and beautiful beaches and is a popular vacation destination with many resorts, restaurants and activities to suit all tastes, whether it’s hiking, water sports or just relaxing with a beer on the beach. Discover pristine Eagle Beach, Aruba’s widest beach, where sea turtles nest.
13. Split, Croatia
Split is on the Adriatic coast of Croatia in the region of Dalmatia. Its history is a tapestry of being under Roman, Venetian, Austrian, French, Italian and Yugoslav control. Discover Klis Fortress, a centuries-old fortress with epic views. Some scenes from ‘Game of Thrones’ were also filmed here, so if you’re a fan look for a visit.
14. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
In the Mexican Caribbean state of Quintana Roo, Playa del Carmen beach offers white sand, swimming and water sports, with plenty of tourist amenities and resorts. There are underwater caves and abundant marine life, making it a top destination for divers. It is also a good starting point to visit the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
15. The Big Island of Hawaii
Hawaii’s largest island is home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you can sometimes see lava bubbling up from the edge of the cliff into the sea. There is a rainy side and a dry side on the island, and numerous beaches and resorts.
16. Luxor, Egypt
One of the oldest cities in the world, Luxor, in the famous Valley of the Kings, is located on the Nile on the site of ancient Thebes, the capital of the pharaohs at the height of their power during the 16th and 11th centuries. centuries BC. many ancient ruins to see here, including the Temple of Karnak, the Tomb of Queen Nefertari and the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut.
17. Dominican Republic
The diverse Caribbean island is two hours from Miami and less than four hours from New York. It is a lush tropical island paradise with nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, expansive beaches, nightlife, resorts, and dining, recreation, and ecotourism opportunities.
18. Charleston, South Carolina
There are good reasons why Charleston makes all the top city lists. The historic southern town has friendly locals, beautiful architecture, and excellent shopping and dining.
19. Saint Martin / Saint Martin
The Dutch part of the Caribbean island is called Sint Maarten and the French part Saint Martin. The binational island offers a multicultural experience and more than just beautiful beaches.
20. North Male Atoll
This chain of about 50 palm-shaded, white-sand islands in the Maldives is remote enough to give you that “Robinson Crusoe” experience, according to TripAdvisor, but there are more and more upscale and stylish accommodations here.
21. Island of Zanzibar, Tanzania
There is evidence of trade with Zanzibar dating back over 4,000 years, and there are probably people who lived here 20,000 years ago. Traders from Arabia came to Zanzibar as early as the 1st century AD. Today, many visit the island for its five-star resorts. Stone Town is the historic capital and a Unesco World Heritage Site, and there are several other historic sites to visit.
22. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
This small town in Costa Rica is a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park where there are two volcanoes, one of which, Arenal, is still quite active. La Fortuna’s spas are fed by natural hot springs, and for the more adventurous there are opportunities for hiking, waterfall rappelling, and white-water rafting.
Learn more about these travel destinations at Tripadvisor.