5 of the top holidays you can book in 2022

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Are you ready to plan your next trip? With borders reopening Travel Associates share five of the top holidays you can book in 2022.

As vaccination rates rise around the world, travel is back on the itinerary. 

“The pent-up demand for travel is huge,” said Shannon Foggarty, General Manager Product at Travel Associates Australia, who helps travellers plan their next holiday.

“Everything from international cruising, to island escapes to African safaris are on people’s bucket list.” 

Travel Associates has put together their top trips for 2022 to help you choose your next destination.

Stare up at the northern lights in Finland

The spell-binding northern lights attract visitors from all over the world. 

As strobes of green, blue, and purple stream across the night sky, onlookers become entranced by the magical aurora borealis.

Seek comfort from Finland’s frosty temperatures while savouring 360-degree views of the northern lights when you sleep under the stars at The Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos. 

“Clients are wanting to splash out for longer travel or more extravagant locations to make up for lost time during COVID,” said Foggarty.

Visit Bamurru Plains in Australia’s Top End

Sitting on the edge of the Mary River floodplains, Bamurru Plains lets visitors explore the wonders of the outback and get up close to wildlife.

The luxury eco-resort hosts ten safari bungalows that provide a unique bush glamping experience.

Surrounded by vast, natural wilderness and superb wetlands guests wake up to the morning song of blue-winged kookaburras and magpie geese.

“It’s an incredible experience close to home,” said Foggarty. 

Located just west of Kakadu National Park, visitors of Bamurru Plains can connect with the world’s oldest living culture and look upon ancient Aboriginal sites in Kakadu and Arnhem Land. 

Explore Europe’s Christmas markets on a river cruise

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so why not take a trip?

Embark on a Uniworld river cruise to celebrate the holiday season with mulled wine, carols, and classic Christmas markets.

Sailing from Nuremberg to Frankfurt family and friends can take a festive stroll through traditional holiday markets that capture the magic of Christmas.

“People are keen to maximise all moments – tick off memories, create memorable moments,” she said.

Jet set on a private tour from South America to Antarctica

If adventure is what you’re after, there’s nowhere more out there than Antarctica. 

Travel to the end of the world to catch unbelievable wildlife, and far-reaching landscapes of ice, frost and snow.

The Chimu private jet tour is one of the few options available to travellers to book an out-of-this-world excursion to Antarctica from South America. 

“It was sold out in 2021, so make it happen in 2022,” said Foggarty.

Stay at the world-first underwater residence in the Maldives

You have to see it to believe it. 

The Muraka at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a two-story residence with underwater hotel rooms and restaurant,” she said.

In a world-first, this luxury holiday sees guests settle down for the night a cool 16 feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean. 

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