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2022 Trending destinations

Written by: AllClear Team
Last updated: 21 September 2022 | Created: 29 March 2022

Last updated on September 21st, 2022 at 03:34 pm

2022 is an exciting year, especially as it is the first time Covid restrictions are reduced worldwide since the pandemic began. To inspire your future travels, we’ve highlighted the top 5 trending destinations. 

Top 5 trending destinations for 2022

According to Google trends, over the last 30 days, the following 5 destinations are significantly rising in popularity, indicating that they could be the holiday hotspots for 2022. 

1 Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Interest in Saint Lucia as a holiday destination has increased 180%1 in the last 30 days. From April onwards, the temperature in Saint Lucia averages 30 degrees, making it an ideal destination for those searching for warmer weather. So, what else is attracting Brits? Saint Lucia is home to the Piton Mountains, sulphur spring mud baths and white golden sand beaches. 

2 France

France has always been a popular holiday destination for Brits, and it appears it will remain so during 2022, with interest increasing 100%1 by those hoping to travel. Wondering why it tops so many peoples travel wishlists? France is world-renowned for its cuisine, with plenty of restaurants worth visiting. There is something for everyone from chic city life in Paris to the French riviera

3 Iceland

Data suggests Iceland is set to become a holiday hotspot in 2022, with interest increasing by 90%1. Of course, the term ‘hotspot’ is not very fitting; after all, the cold season lasts for 4.9 months, from November 8 to April 4, with an average daily high temperature below 40°F. So, why do so many wish to visit? 

Depending on the time of year, tourists can experience the Northern lights, hot springs and even explore Ice caves

4 Austria 

With an increase of 80%1 in search volumes, Austria is a great destination that’s trending for 2022. What makes it worth taking a trip there? Vienna alone makes any trip to Austria worthwhile. It’s a city of luxury and extravagance. Its stunning architecture is breathtaking; the Museum Quarter is sure to take your breath away. A true gem of Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings.

5 Barbados 

Barbados has also seen an increase of 80%1 in search volume as people prepare to plan their 2022 trips.  There is an array of experiences on offer, such as scuba diving, strolling through the historic city of Bridgetown and taking a “Jeep” tour.

Need more Inspiration?

According to, 52% of travellers want to have new experiences rather than buying trinkets and souvenirs. If you’re looking to journey somewhere different this summer destination, check out these wonderful destinations that have been highlighted as up and coming in recent years. You’ll find top tips and recommended areas to stay.

Can you book holidays for summer 2022?

In short – Yes! It’s the perfect time to plan ahead for the summer season. Many travel companies, such as Ryan Air and Tui, offer discounted breaks in their Easter sales.  

Since pre-departure tests were scrapped for the vaccinated, there has been a significant rise in Brits booking their holidays. The chief executive of industry giant Jet2, Steve Heapy, said demand had already returned to around pre-pandemic levels, with many rushing to bag summer breaks in the sun.

However, before travelling or booking your trip, we recommend that you check the entry requirements of your chosen destination and the latest travel advice front the FCDO

Can you get travel insurance that covers Covid?

If you are hoping to travel, AllClear can help. With an AllClear branded policy, your policy would include Superior2 rated Covid-19 for FREE; you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re covered if you need to cancel or rearrange your trip if you test positive or need to self-isolate3.

CEO of AllClear Travel, Chris Rolland, said: “Safety when travelling is important, now more than ever before. With Travel Insurance that includes Covid cover will help you make the most of 2022.”

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

1 Based on UK Google search data from Google Trends from 10.12.2021 – 10.01.2022

2 Covid cover rated Superior by a leading Independent UK Consumer Champion.

3 Providing you have purchased a policy that includes cancellation cover. 

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