As travel restrictions continue to be relaxed in many parts of the world and travelers feel more comfortable thinking about their next trip, there is a fundamental question to be answered: where should we go. ?
According to Booking.com’s Travel Predictions 2022 research, in an online survey of 24,055 adults worldwide in August who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12 to 24 months, 63% of respondents think that they must “make up for lost vacations.”
Additionally, 58% agree that it is important that their trip be “beneficial to the local community of the destination”, especially how their tourism spending “will affect or improve the local communities”.
According to Booking.com, here are the hottest destinations for travelers to explore in 2022:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Georgia’s capital has been touted as a great place for an urban adventure, dubbed the “Cultural Center of the South”, especially for music and entertainment enthusiasts. Atlanta is home to popular nightlife and great restaurants, making it a top destination for all visitors to the United States.
Taiwan’s second largest city is an architectural dream. A must-see is the 200-year-old Lecheng Temple, but there are also more modern sites like the Taichung National Theater, dubbed “the hardest house to make”. Take a ride on the Hou-Feng Bicycle Trail, explore the Feng Chia Night Market, there is so much to see.
This city is one of the 13 municipalities that make up the “Romantic Road” region of southern Brazil. Compared to a “quaint Swiss village,” Gramado even has restaurants specializing in fondue. The town is appreciated for its charm, Alpine-style lodges, picturesque snowfall in winter, and lush mountains in summer.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Old and new, historic and modern meet in this city. The colonial city district of Santo Domingo was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, while the city as a whole is celebrated for its eclectic neighborhoods and burgeoning food scene.
Vampire lovers, this one’s for you. The city is known for its Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, but has one main attraction. This 13th century town in the heart of Transylvania is near Bran Castle, called “Dracula’s Castle” because it fits Bram Stoker’s description of the Earl’s Castle.
Llandudno, United Kingdom
London may be the obvious city to visit in the UK, but don’t be afraid to explore more in 2022, including the Welsh town of Llandudno. Known as’ the queen of Welsh waterholes’, this seaside town is a great place to explore the beaches, Wales’ longest pier and elegant seaside architecture.
On the Mediterranean coast of southern France, Montpellier embodies majestic landscapes and craftsmanship. Walk down the Promenade du Peyrou, explore the local markets and food shops, and stop at the Fabre Museum to admire 15th-century works of art.
Melaka (formerly Malacca) is one of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations. Visitors come specifically to explore Jonker Walk, the bustling night market. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the town is famous for its old buildings and local Nyonya cuisine.
Travelers ready to meet new people in 2022
Now that we know the trendiest places to go in 2022, after nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no surprise that 60% of the 24,055 people surveyed globally in the Travel Predictions 2022 study of Booking.com are eager to meet. new people during the holidays.
Even more, 50 percent of those polled said they hoped for a vacation romance on their next trip, while 79 percent said the trip “helps their mental and emotional well-being more than it helps them. other forms of personal care “.
While many people may have been inclined to send a few emails while on vacation in the past, in a post-COVID world, it looks like they won’t. Booking.com has found that 73% of travelers worldwide intend their future vacation to be “strictly without work.”
“In 2022, we will see a significant increase in the number of people wishing to restore a healthy work-life balance,” indicates the information published by Booking.com.
In terms of using technology, while travelers won’t use it for work, 64% believe technology will be “more important than ever” on vacation, including monitoring and managing any risk to the family. health abroad.