Tripadvisor’s Traveler Community Awards the 22 Most Trending Destinations of 2022

Majorca crowned the world’s No.1 destination in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards New this year, seven destination sub-categories for travelers of all types

NEEDHAM, Mass., January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel advice platform, announced the first of its highly anticipated annual community-powered Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2022: Best of the Best Destinations. If 2021 was the year travelers dipped their toes in the water with little getaways and outdoor travel, 2022 is shaping up to be the year we go back to travel big. Despite new variant surges, data shows that the desire to travel remains stronger than ever. In fact, 71% of Americans polled in a recent Tripadvisor-sponsored survey say they are likely to travel for leisure in 2022. As travelers step up their plans for the year, the 2022 Travelers’ Choice list is there to identify the best spots. go.


“As the world begins to travel again, priorities are changing and people want more memorable experiences when traveling. Three-quarters (75%) of Americans say it’s important that they ‘see new places’ when ‘they are thinking about their future travel plans.’ noted Steven Paganelli, Director, Destinations, Hotels and OTA, Americas at Tripadvisor. “There’s a whole world to choose from, and we want to help guide travelers looking to make the best trips for them – whatever that perfect vacation might look like. From adventure to rest and rest, the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations include several sub-categories created to reflect the best places to go, no matter what kind of trip you’re looking for. »

Check out the winners in all subcategories here:

What’s hot for 2022?
In addition to typical Tripadvisor Popular and Trending destinations lists, this year the prizes include the best of the best destinations for food lover, Outdoor enthusiasts, skiers, city ​​lover and sun seekers, a source of inspiration for every type of traveler.

On the trademark of Tripadvisor Popular destinations list, highlighting the top rated and most loved places around the world, dubai officially dethroned perennial icons like London, Paris and Rome for the crown of the most popular destination in the world for 2022. In the United States, Vegas is #1 for travelers this year, taking the crown from another longtime traveler favorite, New York City.

The Tripadvisor community’s new favorite place to travel: Trending Destinations are the places around the world that are experiencing the strongest year-over-year growth in reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor, including everything from dreamy beaches to places brimming with architectural wonders. Majorca, Spain is the world’s #1 trending destination for 2022. This gorgeous island is becoming more than a spring break hotspot. With picturesque seaside coves, children’s beaches and grand Moorish architecture, youngsters and families set their sights on Majorca. And with the neighboring island of Ibiza ranked at No. 6, it seems that Spain is the place to be this year!

In the United States, the island of Hawaii – another beach hotspot – is the No. 1 trending destination. The island’s natural beauty and eco-friendly features attract nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. And it’s not the only non-continental place to rank this year, because Talkeetna, Alaska debuts with Travelers’ Choice as the #8 destination in the United States, a sign that travelers in 2022 have broadened their horizons when considering where to go next.

Top 10 trending destinations in the world for 2022

  1. Majorca, Spain

  2. Cairo, Egypt

  3. Rhodes, Greece

  4. Tulum, Mexico

  5. Dubrovnik, Croatia

  6. Ibiza, Spain

  7. Native, Brazil

  8. Arusha, Tanzania

  9. Goreme, Turkey

  10. Santorini, Greece

Top 10 trending destinations in the United States for 2022

  1. Isle of Hawaii, Hawaii

  2. Charleston, South Carolina

  3. Branson, Mo.

  4. Moab, UT

  5. Fort Myers Beach, Florida

  6. Clearwater, Florida

  7. Mount Desert Island, Maine

  8. Talkeetna, Alaska

  9. Naples, Florida

  10. Asheville, North Carolina

The best of the best destinations for you
food lover: Rome holds the top spot in the top destinations for foodies, whetting the appetites of travelers the world over with its authentic pasta dishes and must-try ice creams. Meanwhile (for literally almost every other type of food in the world), the American melting pot New York City, home to approximately 9,000 restaurants, ranks #1 in the United States Check out the full list of travelers’ favorite places to visit for food:

Outdoor enthusiasts: Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica is the best of the best destinations for outdoor enthusiasts in the world for 2022. One of the from Costa Rica Top hiking destinations, Arenal Volcano National Park offers a range of trails that wind through wildlife-rich rainforest and ancient lava flows, all anchored by one of the most active volcanoes in the world. In the USA, from alaska Denali National Park and preserve is #1. Famous for being the home of Mount McKinley, the massive park has just one road, making it the perfect backcountry adventure. Check out the full list of outdoor enthusiasts’ favorite national parks:

skiers: Zermatt, Switzerland was crowned the No. 1 best destination for skiers in the world in this inaugural list. Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is travelers’ favorite ski area in the city, described as an “alpine paradise”. In the USA, Jackson, Wyoming is the #1 destination for skiers in 2022. This western mountain town is catnip for cross-country, snowcat, and heliskiers. Check out the full list of favorite ski destinations:

city ​​lover: If you’re looking for a “Bright Lights, Big City” vibe, you can’t miss dubai, the No. 1 best destination for city lovers. Known for its luxury boutiques, ultra-modern architecture and vibrant nightlife, dubai is the ultimate destination for city lovers. And no surprise in the United States, everyone’s favorite concrete jungle, New York City, reigns as the #1 destination for city lovers. The tallest buildings, the biggest museums and the best pizza: NYC is a city of superlatives. Check out the full list of travellers’ favorite major cities:

sun seekers: Heaven is different for everyone. But these sunny destinations are as close to reality as possible. Cancun is the #1 best destination for sun-seekers in the world for 2022. For those of us in need of a truly relaxing vacation, the white sands and neon blue waters of Cancun are travelers’ favorite spot for fun in the sun. Check out the full list of sun-seekers’ favorite destinations, from beautiful beaches to red rocks:

To see all of the Travelers’ Choice 2022 destination winners, across all sub-categories, go to

The Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations Awards recognize travelers’ favorite destinations worldwide based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings specific to each traveler award sub-category on Tripadvisor for the accommodations, restaurants and things to do in destinations around the world during the 12 -month period between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.

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