Experts predict the most popular travel destinations of 2022

Beach getaways in the United States

“In general, we expect the bulk of U.S. demand to stay where it was, with a focus on domestic destinations,” said Willis Orlando, senior product operations specialist at Scott’s. CheapFlights. “Cities like Miami, Las Vegas and Honolulu have seen huge numbers of visitors over the past few months, and we expect that to continue.”

Along with exploring these warm-weather cities, travelers also continue to show interest in relaxing outdoors on the beach.

“In 2021, leisure travel to domestic destinations, including Florida and Hawaii, was popular, and I expect these trends to continue in 2022,” said Laurie Garrow, professor of civil engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Chair of Airline Research. the AGIFORS association. “It is currently easier to travel within the country than to travel abroad, because you have to provide a lot more documents to travel abroad and you may be subject to quarantine before returning to the United States. United if you test positive for COVID.

Indeed, Tripadvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards recently revealed that the island of Hawaii is the top trending domestic destination in 2022. Florida beach destinations such as Naples, Clearwater and Fort Myers Beach also feature in the top 10.

Ravi Roth, a queer travel expert and host of “The Gaycation Travel Show,” pointed to the growing popularity of ecotourism among Millennials and Gen Z travelers.

“People have been looking at the less traveled islands of Hawaii for a while, like Kauai and the Big Island,” he said. “Now that Hawaii is open, locals want it known that surrender, respect and sustainability of the sacred land is essential. Tourists visiting Hawaii will find eco-friendly hotels, more emphasis on dining and shopping local communities, supporting small businesses, and keeping ecosystems and coral reefs healthy and alive by using sunscreen that does not contain oxybenzone.

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