▷ Lonely Planet? S best travel destinations for 2022 revealed

27.10.2021 – 23:01

Lonely Planet

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Auckland, the Icelandic Westfjords and the Cook Islands achieve top positions

The global travel agency Lonely Planet started today with the release of Lonely Planet?s Best in Travel 2022presented their top 10 countries, cities and regions to visit in the next year.

Best in Travel 2022is the 17th annual collection of Lonely Planet with the hottest travel destinations in the world and the indispensable travel experiences for the coming year. This edition puts special emphasis on the best sustainable travel experiences to ensure travelers make a positive impact wherever they choose to travel.

The Cook Islands – one of the smallest countries in the world – with their remoteness and their proud independence assert themselves on the coveted first place of the travel countries for 2022, while Norway the second and Mauritius take third place.

Lonely Planet? S top regions for 2022 are the Westfjorde in Island, a region of the island state untouched by mass tourism, where the communities work together to protect and promote their spectacular landscapes. In second place is West Virginia, USA, followed by Xingshuabanna, China.

The front runner Auckland (New Zealand) was recognized for its thriving cultural scene, which focuses on local creativity while Taipei (Taiwan) the second and Freiburg (Germany) takes third place.

Every year will be die Lonely Planet?s Best in Travel Lists of nominations compiled from Lonely Planet’s large community of contributors, writers, bloggers, publishing partners, and others. The nominations are then reduced by our jury of travel experts to just 10 countries, 10 regions and 10 cities. They are selected for their timeliness, unique experiences, “wow” factor and continued commitment to sustainable tourism practices.

According to Tom Hall, VP of Experience at Lonely Planet, the release of Lonely Planet’s annual “Hot List” of destinations and travel experiences couldn’t be more timely. “After a forced break, it is now time to realize the long-postponed travel plans,” said Hall when the list was published today.

“The lists celebrate the world in all of its wonderful, enticing variety,” continued Hall. “From the lagoons and forests of the Cook Islands, to the waterfalls and mountains of the Icelandic Westfjords, to the natural and urban beauties of Auckland.

As always, Lonely Planet? S Best in Travel offers new insights into popular travel destinations such as Norway and Dublin, Ireland, and reveals some lesser known pearls like Shikoku, Japan and Australia’s gorgeous Scenic Rim as well as Germany’s most sustainable city Freiburg.”

Lonely Planet? S Best in Travel 2022 – The Top 10 Travel Destinations

Top 10 countries

  1. Cook Islands
  2. Norway
  3. Mauritius
  4. Belize
  5. Slovenia
  6. Anguilla
  7. Oman
  8. Nepal
  9. Malawi
  10. Egypt

Top-10 regions

  1. Westfjorde, Island
  2. West Virginia, USA
  3. Xishuangbanna, China
  4. Kent? S Heritage Coast, UK
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. Shikoku, Japan
  7. Atacamawüste, Chile
  8. The Scenic Rim, Australien
  9. Vancouver Island, Hotel Canada
  10. Burgundy, France

Top 10 cities

  1. Auckland, New Zealand
  2. Taipei, Taiwan
  3. Freiburg, Germany
  4. Atlanta, USA
  5. Lagos, Nigeria
  6. Nicosia / Lefkosia, Cyprus
  7. Dublin, Ireland
  8. Merida, Mexico
  9. Florence, Italy
  10. Gyeongju, South Korea

The travel guide Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2022 is now available in all good bookstores or online at www.lonelyplanet.com

Notes to the media:

  • pictures: Top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value lists available on request
  • A book: A digital copy of the book is available upon request
  • Interviews: Tom Hall, spokesman for Lonely Planet, is available for an interview
  • Hashtag: #BestinTravel @lonelyplanet

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