Welcome, travelers! Are you looking for unique, off-the-beaten-path travel experiences for 2022? If so, you’re in luck! The accommodation booking giant Booking.com has plenty of surprises in store, with some truly out-of-this-world top trending destinations for the coming year. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream trip today!
Step aside, New York
Booking.com has predicted that Atlanta will be a top trending destination for 2022 and has provided eight ideas for getting off the beaten track in your 2022 getaways. With its list of “top trending” destinations for 2022, the platform highlights cities that are rarely considered stop-off points for vacations. Indeed, Atlanta hadn’t really been considered a tourist destination until recently, but it is fast becoming a popular choice for travelers.
Outside the US, Booking.com has some recommendations for travel in Asia. The hit show Squid Game is likely to drive many viewers to plan trips to South Korea, but these top-trending destinations offer some alternative Asian escapades. In second place on the list is Taiwan’s second-largest city, Taichung. Located just over two hours’ drive from the capital Taipei, the former village founded by Chinese settlers has grown to become a city of nearly three million people.
France becomes less popular after the pandemic
Still not convinced? Then how about Brazil? But rather than São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro — or even the Amazon rainforest — Booking.com instead leads us towards the border with Uruguay, and to Gramado. “With charming boutique shops, restaurants that serve chocolate and fondue, and pedestrian crosswalks — Gramado feels like a quaint Swiss village in the heart of South America,” explains Booking.com.
With respect to France—a country that was the top tourist destination in the world before the covid crisis—the city of Montpellier is ranked number seven on the list.
Eight top trending travel destinations to explore in 2022:
1. Atlanta, USA
2. Taichung, Taiwan
3. Gramado, Brazil
4. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
5. Brasov, Romania
6. Llandudno, UK
7. Montpellier, France
8. Malacca, Malaysia