Tripadvisor unveils world’s most popular holiday destinations for 2022

Tripadvisor unveils world’s most popular holiday destinations for 2022


Tripadvisor has shared the world’s most popular destinations for 2022 including Dubai, Cancun, Tenerife, Bali, Phuket – and two UK destinations have also made the cut

A view of Jumeirah Beach from the ocean, with the Dubai skyline in the background on a sunny day
Dubai has been named the most popular destination for 2022

Intrepid explorers may want to start planning Dubai holidays, as the UAE city has just been named the world’s most popular destination for 2022 by Tripadvisor.

Basically, the perfect excuse to explore the best things to see and do in Dubai and bask in the glorious sunshine by one of the many hotel pools with amazing views. (Extra bonus – its hot and sunny weather makes it ideal for winter sun holidays ).

The city topped the list of popular hotspots in Tripadvisor’s recent Traveller’s Choice Awards, and the best part is that all of the top three destinations are currently viable holiday options for Brits, with Dubai, London and Cancun being crowned the most coveted destinations.

Where can I go on holiday from the UK right now?

At the time of writing, both Dubai and Mexico are amongst the destinations welcoming Brits for holidays – and Mexico is actually one of two holiday spots with no PCR test or vaccine requirements if you do want to visit.

Meanwhile those looking to stick to staycations for now can still tick off some of the popular hotspots for 2022, as not only did London take second place, but Edinburgh has also made the top 20.

If you are thinking of going abroad but don’t want to venture to long-haul destinations there are some short-haul spots on the list too including Tenerife, Crete, Rome, Barcelona and Paris.

Tenerife is one of the top 20 popular destinations for 2022


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According to Tripdavisor, Brits are itching to once again travel abroad, as much as they did pre-pandemic.

In fact, a recent survey by the brand found that 78{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d} of Brits are likely to travel for leisure this year, up from 72{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d} who had said the same in 2019.

You can check out the full list of Tripadvisor’s most popular destinations for 2022 below…

Most popular destinations for 2022

  1. Dubai, UAE
  2. London, UK
  3. Cancun, Mexico
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Crete, Greece
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  8. Istanbul, Turkey
  9. Paris, France
  10. Hurghada, Egypt
  11. Barcelona, Spain
  12. Marrakech, Morocco
  13. Tenerife, Canary Islands
  14. Corsica, France
  15. New Delhi, India
  16. Singapore
  17. Edinburgh, UK
  18. Florence, Italy
  19. Jaipur, India
  20. Cusco, Peru
  21. Bangkok, Thailand
  22. Doha, Qatar
  23. Phuket, Thailand

Cancun has been named one of the top three spots to have on your travel radar this year


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Steven Paganelli, Director, Destinations, Hotels and OTAs, Americas at Tripadvisor said: “As the world returns to travel, priorities are changing, and people want more memorable experiences on their trips. Almost three-quarters (70{ed4a5fd24114d7ae6500c97fa7652b3915c7d898a0860a9d70161be4f9c5b00d}) of Brits say that it’s important they ‘see new places’ when thinking about their future travel plans.

“There is a whole world out there to choose from, and we want to help guide travellers looking to take the best trips for them – whatever that perfect holiday destination may look like. From adventure to R&R, the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations include several subcategories created to reflect the best places to go no matter what type of trip you’re after.”

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  • Travel restrictions apply during the pandemic. Always check the latest Foreign Office travel advice for a destination before booking or going on a trip abroad.

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