Top 25 travel destinations for 2022 revealed

The coronavirus pandemic has reduced overseas travel in the past 18 months. However, there is hope for us to get to exotic and faraway places. National Geographic has released its top 25 travel destinations for 2022, split into five categories: adventure, culture and history, family, nature and sustainability. It said the pandemic helped shape its choices. It said: "The pandemic provided a moment for travellers…to reflect…on how we explore the world."

The list includes a visit to a famous music street in London, and a trip to Hokkaido, Japan, for its indigenous people. Nature lovers can visit Namibia to see its natural wildlife. The pandemic has made people choosier about their vacations, so Nat Geo looked into ideas for unique and safe destinations. It added: "These superlative destinations speak of resilient communities, innovative conservation efforts, and thrilling opportunities for future exploration."