Top 10 ‘Dream’ Holiday Destinations Selected By Brits For 2022
Top 10 ‘Dream’ Holiday Destinations Selected By Brits For 2022. Photo KnowInsiders

The United States of America is the British public’s ‘dream holiday’ for next year, according to research conducted by price comparison and financial guidance platform.

The study of 2,000 British adults, commissioned by Forbes Advisor, asked Brits about their travel plans for the next 12-18 months, including their dream destinations, likely expenditure, and how they plan to fund their trip.

For this study, Forbes Advisor focused on long-haul flight locations to determine ‘dream destinations’, as opposed to more common European getaways, as two thirds (67%) of respondents stated they considered a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday as a medium or long-haul journey (3-6+ flight hours).

Defining a ‘dream’ holiday

In terms of deciding what constitutes a ‘dream holiday’, two thirds (67%) of respondents to our survey said they considered a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday as a medium or long-haul journey (3-6+ flight hours). For this reason we discounted European breaks, including those to Turkey, in our research.

Top 10 Dream Holiday Destinations Selected By Brits For 2022

1.USA-The average cost of a trip to each destination are: GBP2,322

2.The Caribbean (e.g. Barbados)-GBP5,647






8.Hong Kong-GBP2,817


10.South America (e.g. Brazil)-GBP733


Travel between the US and the UK has been largely frozen since March 2020. When might it be possible to return to the land of Stars and Stripes?

Is the US border open to UK travellers?

Not currently. American citizens, permanent residents, their spouses or children, and holders of a few special visa categories may enter, but otherwise the US border is closed to anyone who has been in the UK in the previous 14 days — or in Ireland, the Schengen Area (most of the EU), Brazil or South Africa. The original American travel restrictions, put in place at the start of the pandemic under Donald Trump, were renewed by Joe Biden in his first week in office. Short of British travellers finding an acceptable third country to spend 14 days in before heading on to the US, westbound transatlantic tourism is still suspended, as it has been since March 2020.

When will I be able to travel to the US from UK?

If you’re vaccinated, from “early November”, according to Jeff Zients, the White House Covid-19 coordinator, which would give agencies, airlines and travellers time to prepare before Thanksgiving (November 25). No exact date has been given. The travel corridor has been in the works for a while: a transatlantic taskforce was set up in June to work on a travel corridor between the UK and US; and America’s North American neighbour, Canada, opened its borders to fully vaccinated Britons in early September.

Almost 40% of Brits are planning ‘luxury’ holidays next year, dipping into their savings to spend £2,000-£3,000 per person, according to research.

However, the cost of international holidays has increased by 27% since 2018, said the same study.

It found a long-haul trip for two will set holidaymakers back £2,396 this year, whereas ONS figures show it cost £1,894 three years ago.

The research by Forbes Advisor – a price comparison and financial guidance platform – found that the US was most popular destination for Brits’ ‘dream holiday’, with 20% saying they would want to head over the Atlantic for 2022.

2.The Caribbean

What to visit in Caribbrean?

A water-based journey around the Caribbean's most stylish islands is a must-have on everyone's bucket list. From Barbados to Dominica and the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, you'll want to get to know the flavours, scenes and relaxed vibes of these idyllic islands. If you're after something royal-worthy, Bequia's the spot as the perfect alternative to Kate and William's favourite holiday destination Mustique - but more of a secret (and more fun).

A great spot for winter sun, the Caribbean is best explored on a luxury sailing trip: think on-board service, food and facilities that rival a private yacht. Square-rigged sailing vessel Golden Horizon offers a stylish way to get to know the islands, with the romance and heritage of a boutique cruise ship. Good Housekeeping's eight-day Caribbean escape takes in five beautiful Caribbean islands.


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Photo World Atlas

When it comes to the greatest train journeys in the world, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer train is up there with the Royal Scotsman and the Trans-Siberian Express. This epic train ride glides through the majestic Rocky Mountains, taking in superb destinations like Lake Louise, Jasper, Whistler and Calgary, while allowing you to spot amazing wildlife, such as grizzly bears, bald eagles, elk and big-horned sheep.

One of the best ways to experience the train is by starting with a city break in Vancouver, where you can explore one of the world's best places to live and enjoy its fabulous attractions and lifestyle. On Good Housekeeping's exclusive train tour, you'll start in Vancouver, ride the Rocky Mountaineer and spend time in Banff and Calgary for a true Canadian adventure.

Kevin Pratt, travel and finance expert at Forbes Advisor, said: “There is clearly huge pent-up demand for once-in-a-lifetime overseas dream holidays, with so many Brits not having seen the inside of an airport for two years.”

He advised consumers that travel insurance is a “no-brainer”, adding: “It’s important to get a policy designed to cater for potential problems arising from Covid-19, such as having to cancel because you fall ill with the virus before departure.”


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Dubai is becoming increasingly popular with British tourists as more and more Brits look to take holidays overseas and increasingly spend more on their vacations.

According to a report released by Barclaycard, the number of overall holiday bookings made by Brits was up by some 10.3 per cent year on year, with Dubai among the few destinations that has seen a rise in the number of British nationals that have booked there.

Barcelona remains the number one city worldwide for Brits to head to, while the top three is made up by New York and Paris. However, Dubai was one of the best performers in this year, as it climbed the rankings to hit its best position in the top ten so far.

In 2014, Dubai was the ninth most popular place for British people to holiday. However, this year it has risen in the rankings to sit at number seven. The strengthening pound and continued strong economy in the UK means British people are increasingly looking to take holidays further afield The news goes hand in hand with the positive news that holidaying British nationals are spending more than ever before when they're away.


Top 10 ‘Dream’ Holiday Destinations Selected By Brits For 2022
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Medical Travel Compared analysed which 2021 holiday destinations Brits have been searching for on Google. The number one most searched for holiday destination for 2021 and 2022 is The Maldives.


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Thailand holidays could be back on the cards for Brits as the country has reopened to international tourists for the first time since closing its borders in March 2020.

Its destinations are being reopened in phases, so for now it's just the island of Phuket that's open - and only vaccinated tourists will be able to visit quarantine-free.

Currently it's only the island of Phuket that's open to tourists who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has confirmed that double jabbed travellers can head to the island without needing to quarantine as part of the 'Phuket Sandbox' project. Non-vaccinated travellers will still be required to quarantine for 14 nights in a quarantine hotel.

It's expected that Koh Samui will also reopen later this month, while August could see popular spots such as Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, Khao Lak and Koh Yao also welcoming back visitors.

READ MORE: The Most Popular Holidays In Thailand


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Photo Japan Reference

A natural wonder that only occurs for a few weeks each spring, the Japanese cherry blossom is a seriously big deal and a must-have on your travel bucket list for its sheer beauty you can only truly appreciate by being there. Tokyo's parks offer many cherry blossom viewing opportunities, while you'll want to get out of the capital to see the flowers in bloom.

On Good Housekeeping's 14-day tour of Japan in spring 2022, you can see the stunning blooms in Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo and Mount Fuji. You'll take in all the culture, experiencing sake tasting, a gold-leaf chopsticks class and more.

8.Hong Kong

470,295 British nationals visited Hong Kong in 2019. Most visits are trouble free.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.


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Photo KidPids

The Great Wall, the Forbidden City in Beijing, and the Terracotta Army in Xi’an were among the sites people wanted to visit.

In time of COVID-19, the British Embassy and Consulates-General in Shanghai and Guangzhou provide travel documentary services to British nationals. However, you will need to make an appointment online before coming to a Consulate.

10.South America

Best places in South America to go on vacation:

Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru’s star destination is undoubtedly one of the best places in South America to go on vacation. The legacy of the Incas in a lost city that leaves you with your mouth open. The magic that lives in this place is practically indescribable. You can experience it in the first person when on your next trip you have an ultimate Inca adventure.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Who has not dreamed of seeing the immensity of Rio from the Christ the Redeemer? The most important and largest carnival city in the world. A city that vibrates and dances to the rhythm of Samba. There is much to discover in the old capital of Brazil. From beaches to mountains, passing through the favelas. Fall in love with one of the most famous cities in South America, Rio de Janeiro.

Cartagena, Colombia

The Spanish colonial legacy is very present in Latin American cities. But there is a city that preserves that legacy in a special way. The largest tourist destination in Colombia and one of the best places in South America to go on vacation. Bathed by the waters of the Caribbean, surrounded by walls and protected by forts and castles, the fantastic Cartagena de Indias.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bohemian city, multicultural city, the great Buenos Aires. The city of fury, between tangos and the delicious Argentine barbecue, an exciting city that cannot be left out in your list of travel destinations in South America.

Bariloche, Argentina

Our summer coincides with the Argentine winter, the perfect time to visit Bariloche. A unique place of snow-capped mountains for skiing or snowboarding.

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