The hippest travel destinations around the world may surprise you

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As travel restrictions continue to be relaxed in many parts of the world and travelers are more comfortable thinking about their next trip, there is one key question to answer: where should we go?

According to a study by Booking.com’s Travel Predictions 2022, 63 percent of respondents believe that an online survey of 24,055 adults worldwide who would like to travel for business or pleasure in the next 12 to 24 months will “make up” for lost vacation time . “

In addition, 58 percent agree that it is important that their travel “is beneficial to the destination’s local community”, particularly how their tourism spending “affects or improves the local communities.”

Corresponding Booking.com, these are the most popular travel destinations for travelers in 2022:

Atlanta Georgia USA downtown skyline in the evening

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The capital of Georgia is touted as a great place for an urban adventure and is dubbed the “cultural hub of the south”, especially for music and entertainment lovers. Atlanta is home to popular nightlife and great restaurants, making it a top travel destination for anyone visiting the United States

Taichung Taiwan - December 10, 2016: People visit Lecheng Temple in Taichung, Taiwan.  Lecheng Temple has been designated a Category 3 Historic Site by the Taiwanese government.

Taichung Taiwan – December 10, 2016: People visit Lecheng Temple in Taichung, Taiwan. Lecheng Temple has been classified as a Category 3 Historic Site by the Taiwanese government.

Taichung, Taiwan

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 National Taichung Theater, nicknamed “the hardest house to get to”. Take a ride on the Hou Feng Bike Path, explore Feng Chia Night Market, there is so much to see.

Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - December 29, 2016: Photo of Gramado with the decoration of Christmas.  Image taken two days before the reveillón.  In the picture we see several tourists visiting the city and shopping, considering that the trade is very busy at this time of the year.

Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil – December 29, 2016: Photo of Gramado with the decoration of Christmas. Admission two days before the reveillón. In the picture we see several tourists visiting the city and shopping, considering that the trade is very busy at this time of the year.

Gramado, Brazil

This city is one of 13 parishes that make up the Romantic Route region in southern Brazil. Comparable to a “quaint Swiss village”, Gramado even has restaurants that specialize in fondue. The city is praised for its charm, alpine-style huts, picturesque snowfall in winter, and lush mountains in summer.

Streets of Santo Domingo in the historic colonial district of Dominican Republic

Streets of Santo Domingo in the historic colonial district of Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Old and new, historical and modern meet in this city. The Colonial City neighborhood of Santo Domingo was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, while the city as a whole is known for its eclectic neighborhoods and booming gastronomy.

Bran, Transylvania - October 14, 2017: This medieval castle in central Romania is said to have once held Vlad the Impaler.  The infamous Romanian ruler became the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel

Bran, Transylvania – October 14, 2017: This medieval castle in central Romania is said to have once held Vlad the Impaler. The infamous Romanian ruler was immortalized as the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula”, and thanks to this loose connection with the famous vampire, Bran Castle is popularly known in the region and beyond as “Dracula’s Castle”. Bran Castle was built between 1377 and 1388 in a strategic location overlooking a busy mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia, the land ruled over by Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century.

Brașov, Romania

Vampire lover, this is for you. The city is known for its Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture, but it has one main attraction. This 13th-century town in the heart of Transylvania is near Bran Castle, known as “Dracula’s Castle” because it matches Bram Stoker’s description of the Count’s castle.

LLANDUDNO - SEPTEMBER 8: A general view of Llandudno seafront ahead of the 17th Tour of Britain 2021, Stage 4 a 210km stage from Aberaeron to Great Orme, Llandudno 130.6m / @TourofBritain / #TourofBritain / on 08 September 2021 in Llandudno, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

LLANDUDNO – SEPTEMBER 8: A general view of Llandudno seafront ahead of the 17th Tour of Britain 2021, Stage 4 a 210km stage from Aberaeron to Great Orme, Llandudno 130.6m / @TourofBritain / #TourofBritain / on 08 September 2021 in Llandudno, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

Llandudno, UK

London might be the obvious city to visit in the UK, but don’t be afraid to explore more in 2022, including the Welsh city of Llandudno. Known as the ‘Queen of Welsh watering holes’, this seaside town is a great place to explore beaches, the longest pier in Wales and elegant seaside architecture.

Jardin du Peyrou à Montpellier, France

Jardin du Peyrou in Montpellier, France

Montpellier, France

On the Mediterranean coast of southern France, Montpellier embodies majestic landscapes and craftsmanship. Stroll the Promenade du Peyrou, explore the local food markets and shops, and stop at the Fabre Museum to see 15th-century art.

Malacca, Malaysia - April 21, 2019: The Friday, Saturday and Sunday night market is the best part of Jonker Street, it sells everything from delicious food to cheap souvenirs

Malacca, Malaysia – April 21, 2019: The Friday, Saturday and Sunday night market is the best part of Jonker Street, it sells everything from delicious food to cheap souvenirs

Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka (formerly spelled Malacca) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Visitors come specifically to explore the Jonker Walk, the bustling night market. The city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 and is famous for its ancient buildings and local Nyonya cuisine.

Travelers ready to meet new people in 2022

Now that, after nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know about the hottest travel destinations in 2022, it’s no surprise that 60 percent of Booking.com’s 24,055 global travel forecast 2022 respondents are looking forward to the new new one People on vacation.

Moreover, 50 percent of these respondents said they hope for a vacation romance on their next trip, while 79 percent said travel “helps their mental and emotional well-being more than other forms of self-care.”

While many people in the past may have been inclined to fire off a few emails while on vacation, this doesn’t seem to be the case in a post-COVID world. Booking.com found that 73 percent of travelers worldwide intend to make future vacations “strictly work-free”.

“In 2022 we will see a significant increase in people who want to restore a healthy work-life balance,” says the information published by Booking.com.

When it comes to using technology while travelers are not using it for work, 64 percent believe technology will be “more important than ever” while on vacation, including monitoring and managing potential health risks while abroad.


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