10 most popular countries in the world to travel in 2022
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Admittedly, Turkey — the most popular country to travel this year. The total number of search queries — more than 102 thousand — makes Turkey a clear favourite. On the agenda: beaches in Antalya, weekends in Istanbul and a romantic trip to Cappadocia.
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Greece — the second most popular country when it comes to vacation planning. This country has an incredible offer of everything related to archeology, history, art and philosophy, as well as beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea — everyone will be satisfied with the rest at the local resorts. If that's not enough, Greek cuisine comes to the rescue.
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In third place — Maldives. Undoubtedly, this is the most luxurious holiday option on this list. It is no coincidence that the popularity of these stunning islands in the Indian Ocean has skyrocketed in recent years. White sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters and a vibrant underwater world. Influential people flock here from all over the world. The country has over 100 private island resorts, each boasting their own incredible beaches.
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The country of tapas, paella and sangria ranks fourth. Spain has always been an absolute favorite for travelers from half the world's countries, and 2022 is no different. With some of the best beaches and some of the most spectacular mountain trails in Europe, Spain is full of people at any time of the year who want to enjoy life, fiesta, or both around the clock.
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With Bangkok ranked as the world's best city to work in 2021, it's no wonder Thailand is high on the list of travel destinations. Organize your itinerary wisely as this fantastic country has a lot to see and do. Go island hopping and enjoy the beaches of Thailand's over 1,400 islands. Or take a tuk tuk ride through the chaotic night streets of Bangkok, sample Thai street food, and be sure to schedule and visit the stunning Buddhist temples.
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Cyprus — the sixth most popular country this year. It is, of course, bound by exciting culture and history, sun-drenched sandy beaches or delicious local cuisine. A popular choice for both families and groups of young people, Cyprus offers plenty of entertainment for all types of travellers. Here you can do all the water sports you can think of, from jet skiing to scuba diving. For food, try creamy hummus, delicious halloumi, and local kebabs.
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Malta is probably the smallest country on the list, but there are plenty of reasons why it is a travel destination of choice. This small archipelago is home to prehistoric temples, stunning scenery and a fascinating history. Diving enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven, as the underwater world is very rich here, and diving sites abound with many caves, rocks and sunken ships. Valletta, the capital of the country, was awarded the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018 — it is a vibrant center for art, design and architecture.
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In eighth place is Mexico. This country has much more to offer than the endless parties in Cancun. Head to Merida or Tulum to spend the day exploring the incredible cenotes. Visit Guanajuato to admire the beauty of the city, which is made up of colorful buildings. Nature lovers will love a trip to La Huasteca Potocina, a region that is home to breathtaking rivers and waterfalls. Gourmets will also rejoice while on holiday here. Indulge in mouth-watering chilaquillas for breakfast, indulge in classic quesadillas for lunch, and in the evening savor unrivaled tacos at a local taqueria.
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Perhaps the most popular for its world famous cuisine, Italy — dream country for any gourmet. Try pizza in Naples, carbonara in Rome and bruschetta in Tuscany. For drinks, head to Venice and try a real Aperol Spritz! In addition to cuisine, Italy — a country with more World Heritage cultural sites than any other country in the world, so it is a real gem for travelers who dream of exploring these legendary places.
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Iceland rounds out the top 10 in terms of popularity among tourists in 2022. If you are a fan of spectacular landscapes, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields, then Iceland — this is the place for you. Book a day at the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, or if you're interested in the history of the Icelandic Vikings, visit the National Museum and the Saga Museum in Reykjavík.