The 28th Ukraine International Travel Market - UITM'2022
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National Geographic names the top 25 places in the world worth to visit in 2022

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Respected magazine about geographic, nature, culture and travelling National Georgaphic names top 25 places in the world worth to visit in 2022.
According to the magazine, these places have been tentatively divided into five categories - nature, adventure, eco-friendliness, culture, history and family. In addition, this year's rating includes a number of sites from the UNESCO World Heritage List in honour of its 50th  anniversary.
Ukraine was also on the list thanks to the Danube River, which runs through 10 countries.
 
Experts recommend Danube basin as a family holiday destination.
«Boating by Danube can seem like a journey through the realm of fairy tales, with its breathtaking views of castles, medieval towns and grand palaces that bring European history to life. The river passes through 10 European countries (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine) and the most Danube cruise routes include stops in at least four of them, with family outings offering shore-based activities for children,»  the publication writes.
 
However, given the state of the Danube River and the level of river tourism development in other European countries, such as Germany, Austria or Hungary, it will not be easy for Ukraine to compete with them for tourists.
Meanwhile, in Ukraine the river tourism began to actively develop only in 2021.
 
The best places to enjoy nature in 2022 according to the National Geographic:

- Lake Baikal, Russia
- Nature reserves, Namibia
- Green Forests in Victoria, Australia
- Rainforests, Belize
- Stargazing in northern Minnesota, USA
 
The best places for adventure in 2022, according to the National Geographic:

- Rock climbing in the open spaces of the Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, USA
- Diving, Palau
- New Cycling Route along the Seine River, France
- Hiking in New Brunswick, Canada
- Rafting from the Caribbean to the Pacific, Costa Rica
 
The best green places in 2022 according to the National Geographic:
 
- Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
- Chimanimani, Mozambique
- Ruhr Valley, Germany
- Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and Washington, USA
- City of Lodz, Poland
 
The best places for culture and history in 2022, according to the National Geographic:

- Jingmai Mountain, China
- Hokkaido, Japan
- Procida Island, Italy
- Atlanta, USA
- Tin Pan Alley in London, England
 
The best family holiday destinations in 2022 according to the National Geographic:

- Likia, Turkey
- Granada, Spain
- Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA
- Danube River, covering 10 countries (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine)
- Bonaire Island in the Caribbean Sea, an overseas territory of the Netherlands.
 
Source: UNIAN