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Top 10 holiday destinations Brits plan to visit in 2022 including Spain and the USA

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ABTA – the travel association including Spain, USA, France, Italy and others has revealed the top 10 holiday destinations Brits are planning to visit in 2022.

Spain holidays are the best choice for the British. for 2022

Spain holidays are the top choice for Brits to spend their holidays in 2022, according to new ABTA ratings.

The Travel Association has revealed the top 10 countries Brits plan to travel to this year with Spain taking the top spot, followed by the USA and France.

It’s no surprise to see Spain ranked highly, as for decades it has been a huge favorite with Brits looking for sun, sea and sand.

Then there are all those beautiful beaches that are a hit during the summer months, not to mention the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands that attract families thanks to their affordable deals, family-friendly hotels and a plethora of beaches, shops, and attractions.

If you’re planning a trip, it’s worth noting that the country changed entry rules for UK visitors late last year. Under the new rules, visitors to the UK aged 12 or over must be fully vaccinated to enter Spain or the islands. The move came amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant.

And it’s not just Spain that appears on the radars of UK holidaymakers. USA holidays are also looking to be popular, with the United States taking second place in the rankings.

The US has lifted a travel ban on visitors to the UK, which means it is currently one of the countries open to Brits for holidays.

The United States is one of the best British holiday options in 2022


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Of course there are plenty of different vacations on offer whether you’re looking to explore amazing national parks, finally tick New York City off your bucket list, or go to Orlando’s theme parks. (If it’s the latter, we’ve got guides to the best Walt Disney World deals and Universal Orlando deals on everything from tickets to group vacations.)

Meanwhile, although France currently banned Britons from entering for non-essential reasons such as holidays, the British didn’t bounce back. Alternatively, France holidays are the third most popular option UK vacationers are considering this year.

You can check out the full top ten list below.

Top 10 British tourist destinations for 2022

  1. Spain
  2. United States of America
  3. France
  4. Italia
  5. Greece
  6. Portugal
  7. Germany
  8. Australia
  9. Canada
  10. Turkey

There are already plenty of deals for summer 2022, including hot spots like Greece, Spain, France, and more. Here we have collected some of the best ones:

  • TUI has free places for kids including school holidays – book here.
  • Loveholidays offers all inclusive packages starting at £165 – book here.
  • First Choice offers free kids’ places for all-inclusive vacations – book here.
  • Jet2holidays offers various offers including free babies – book here.
  • Mirror Holidays has some dreamy escorted tours – book here.

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Graeme Buck, Director of Communications, ABTA – Travel Association said: “January is usually when people start planning their vacations for next year, so we encourage anyone considering booking a vacation to speak with an ABTA member.

“Whether they are looking to visit one of these popular destinations or somewhere else entirely, our members are experts at finding the best vacation for their clients – and at competitive prices.

“They will also be there to take care of their customers every step of the way, from doing all the research to keeping them up to date with any restrictions or changes they need to know about, so they can book and travel with confidence.”

  • Always check the latest State Department advice before you book or go on a trip abroad. This includes important information about country entry requirements and other travel rules that may apply.

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