It’s always exciting to plan new adventures as the new year approaches, but identifying the greatest destinations to travel in 2022 is something special. After two years of border closures, cruise cancellations, and travel restrictions abounding, 2022 is the year we want to return to our favourite sites and mark new ones off in order to provide even more when customers returned. For the first time since the beginning, many people will travel further from home, even overseas, in 2022.
1. Abruzzo, Italy
Despite its pristine villages, gorgeous Trabocchi Coast, and stunning natural getaways, Abruzzo, Italy has long been one of the country’s most ignored places, stretching from the heart of the Apennines In 2019, Villa Corallo, a 19th-century villa near Civitella del Tronto, became a five-star hotel. Dimore Montane, an eco-lodge in Majella National Park that debuted in 2020, combines glamping with environmentally friendly amenities and a zero-waste strategy. Restaurants like Bottega Culinaria in San Vito Chietino and Materia Prima in Castel di Sangro, meantime, are reframing the region as one of the best in the world.
Several enthusiastic U.S. travellers turned to Alaska when many foreign borders closed in the last two years. The huge state, known for its towering, snow-capped peaks, unspoiled wilderness, massive national parks, and colourful locals, provided a dynamic getaway that didn’t require a passport. However, as the borders reopen, interest in the 49th state continues to grow. This is an increase of 18% over the previous record year of 2019. After a non-existent 2020 and a shortened 2021, many long-time favourite cruise lines, such as Holland America, will be returning to full strength. Others, such as Windstar Cruises, UnCruise, and Hurtigruten, are launching new ships.
getting to this laid-back Caribbean jewel is easier than ever.Private charter flights operated by Tradewind Aviation have resumed service to the island. The Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club, which just opened, has a fleet of planes to transfer people from major American cities. Chef Abram Bissell, formerly of Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad, and The Modern, will oversee a number of the resort’s restaurants. Quintessence, a boutique luxury resort with amenities like butler service and a 4:1 staff-to-guest ratio, is launching Quinn, a more priced annex of suites, in 2022. (along with a Champagne cellar tasting room and Art Bar).
The pandemic shutdown offered a strong reason to visit Antarctica in 2022: to study how the whales, seals, and penguins behave after nearly two years without seeing people.New polar-class expedition ships and new routes to the White Continent are further reasons to bring your boots. Viking Expeditions will visit Antarctica for the first time in 2022, with twin expedition ships carrying 378 passengers..Exhilarating heli-hiking tours are provided by two eight-seat twin-engine helicopters atop Quark Expeditions’ long-awaited 199-passenger Ultramarine.On the opulent new all-suite 200-passenger Crystal Endeavor, play craps in between frigid explorations. Silversea Cruises’ all-suite, 144-passenger ship Explorer of Silver
The Bahamas has long been a favourite of American tourists for its crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and sunshine just 50 miles off the coast of Florida, but there are even more reasons to visit in 2022. Baha A newly new water park on the island of New Providence, Mar, includes everything from a lazy river to a surf simulator, and day passes are accessible for individuals who aren’t resort visitors. Travel to the Bahamas’ outer islands for more leisure and relaxation. While charter planes will get you to your destination, Crystal Cruises is offering a Bahamas-focused trip that will take you to some of the quieter and more secluded islands.
Barbados has it everything, whether you desire a calm all-inclusive holiday or a bustling vacation loaded with restaurants and nightlife.The O2 Beach Club & Spa is an all-inclusive resort on Dover Beach’s white sands, with three pools, six dining options, seven bars, and the Acqua spa, which has the island’s sole hammam treatment area. Sandals and Sea Breeze Beach House are among the other opulent South Coast hotels. If you can tear yourself away from the resort pools, head to Worthing Square Food Garden, an outdoor food hall with 20 vendors selling Caribbean cuisine. Alternatively, wander down
Due to its rainforests and divers that visit the Great Blue Hole and large barrier reef, Belize is a popular location for adventure travellers. It also contains a few luxury facilities and a few informal settings. The Alaia Belize, an Autograph Collection Hotel, near San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is the newest addition, having opened in mid-2021 with plans to enhance its already large guest room capacity., suite, and oceanfront villa amenities. Major airlines are also realising the destination’s potential, offering nonstop flights and easy connections from most major American cities. Alaska Airlines added nonstop service from Los Angeles and Seattle to Belize City in November, and Frontier will begin weekly nonstop flights from Denver and Orlando, in addition to United and Delta’s nonstop flights from Houston and Atlanta, respectively.
8. Budapest, Hungary
Few cities in the world can match Budapest’s combination of old-world charm and beautiful modernity, and Matild Palace, Budapest’s newest 130-room luxury hotel, is one of them. The UNESCO-protected neo-baroque palace-turned-hotel, which opened this summer in the city’s District V, originally housed the city’s monarchy. Spago, Wolfgang Punk’s renowned restaurant, is now located within the hotel and is the first of its sort in Central Europe. It also houses the Duchess bar, a rooftop “liquor library” that serves up creative cocktails made with local wines and pálinka, a Hungarian fruit brandy, while overlooking the Danube. Budapest is a city for oenophiles, as it is surrounded by 22 wine districts. In the Castle District, have a glass of Kékfrankos or Kadarka.
9. Burgundy, France
Burgundy is known for — you guessed it — Burgundy wine, but that’s not the only incentive to visit in 2022. The Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin (International City of Gastronomy and Wine), an immense complex featuring a cooking school, a new hotel, a handful of restaurants, and a wine cellar with over 250 by-the-glass choices, will open in the spring in Dijon, the region’s capital city. The new project is located at the start of Burgundy’s famous wine road, the Route des Grands Crus, which stretches from Dijon to Santenay and produces some of the country’s most well-known wines, including pinot noir, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc.
10. British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, which consist of 60 islands, have long been known for their elegance and leisure in the Caribbean.The 125-acre Moskito Island, which opened in October and lies immediately across from Richard Branson’s first BVI paradise, Necker Island, is doubling down on that.type of island spirit (which received a serious upgrade when it reopened last year after a two-year closure) But Moskito isn’t the only incentive to visit the British Virgin Islands.