This Year’s Top World Travel Destinations

Planning is part of the fun of taking a trip, and it turns out more people are actually planning travel for 2022 than actually traveled in 2019.

But Covid-19 case counts, safety protocols, quarantine restrictions, and cleanliness are all key factors in travel decision making in 2022, according to a January survey by TripAdvisor and Ipsos Mori. In the survey, 71% of Americans said they are likely to travel for leisure in 2022.

But these days, travel might be for those with the most patience and determination. In early April, more than 3,500 U.S. flights were canceled and thousands more delayed over a weekend, thanks to storms in Florida and other issues, affecting at least 37,000 travelers, the Associated Press reported. These kinds of snags are more common as major airlines deal with increasing demand and staffing shortages, travel magazine Afar reports. To complicate your plans further, U.S. passport renewals can take up to 11 weeks.