(CNN) – It looks like this summer will be a travel season to remember, especially after the Covid-stricken summers of 2020 and 2021.
“Not only are we seeing huge enthusiasm for travel, but we’re also expecting some amazing new summer experiences, events and offers,” said Carol Ann Hughes Wood, director of marketing for Embark Beyond, a New York-based luxury travel agency.
New York, Disney World, and the United Kingdom, which celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, are all witnessing great things.
“The excitement this summer of getting out and experiencing the world, both near and far from home, certainly seems unprecedented,” she added.
Ovation Travel Group luxury travel agent Andrew Steinberg said summer travel bookings are like “open portals. People have been trapped inside for too long, watching things online. Netflix subscription numbers are down now — people want experiences, to touch and feel.” Real life again.”
Here are some of the many experiences in destinations around the world that can make traveling again this summer:
During winter, the weather in the northern part of Australia is mild enough for outdoor activities.
Singapore’s green space, with a view of Kent Ridge Park, provides a natural escape from the hustle and bustle.
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The dining and drinking options are endless, from the 49 restaurants cited on the 2021 Singapore Michelin Star list in Singapore to the many hawker centers serving inexpensive local food.
The beachfront resort of Eilat is a big attraction in Israel.
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A land sacred to many of the world’s religions, Israel offers many wonderful attractions.
These include the seaside resort of Eilat on the Red Sea. Dead Sea; And the mountainous fortress of Masada, the stronghold of the Jews in their war against the Romans.
Other things to see in this small country, roughly the same size as New Jersey, are the holy city of Jerusalem; Tel Aviv, a bustling and cosmopolitan Mediterranean city. and the Sea of Galilee, the site of the New Testament Bible story about Jesus walking on water.
Israel is known for its plentiful breakfasts, which include everything from vegetable salads, hummus, cheese and fish to eggs, bread and pastries.
Navagio Beach on the Greek island of Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the world.
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With few restrictions and an increasing number of direct flights to Greece from the United States, this country, and especially its islands, is especially attractive this summer.
Santorini and Mykonos often top travel bucket lists, while Crete, the largest Greek island, can be paired with either. Zakynthos has some amazing Greek beaches, while the Peloponnese peninsula on the mainland is famous for its ancient ruins and modern wineries.
In Provence, Mercantour National Park sparkles by day and magical by night. It is part of the new Dark Sky Reserve in France.
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A screen in Piccadilly Circus on Friday displays the countdown to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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The Tower of London plants a colorful field of millions of flowers, the first permanent transformation of its moat into a new landscape. There will also be special exhibitions of the Queen’s portraits, her coronation gown and her robe, and the costumes she wore to celebrate her silver, gold and diamond jubilee, respectively, at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Holyrood House Palace in Edinburgh. .
Objects showcasing the Queen’s love for animals and the great outdoors will also be on display at her Sandringham country home.
Baru Volcano National Park in Chiriqui Province is amazing in Panama.
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One of the most famous attractions of this Central American country is, of course, the Panama Canal, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and built in the early 20th century to reduce the travel time of ships between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Nature lovers will enjoy Baru Volcano National Park in Chiriqui Province. The volcano is the 12th highest peak in Central America and is described as the only place in the world where, on a clear day, you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the same time.
Great Lakes cruises often stop at the charming Mackinac Island, Michigan.
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It will seat 378 passengers and feature lectures and fitness centers; outdoor terrace; spa; pools. Modern and classic Scandinavian design; a laboratory where passengers can participate in the ship’s scientific research; Four restaurants and two submarines, each with six seats.
Great Lakes itineraries, sailing from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to Milwaukee, which are still available for reservations at press time, will sail in late May and late June and in early and mid-September.
Walt Disney World
This legendary destination – whose 50th anniversary celebration that began last October will run until March 2023 – offers many new attractions.
The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is a two-night immersive adventure where travelers can live a “customized experience and journey further into a Star Wars adventure” than they ever dreamed possible.
After arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort station, they’ll climb to the launch pad and meet the 100-cabin Starcruiser Halcyon, where they can interact with characters and dine on exotic Hungarian cuisine. Travelers can also use a lightsaber; explore ship bridge, systems and controls; visit his engineering room; And take an exclusive transport to the planet Batu.
Also launching this month at Epcot’s World Discovery is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, a 360-degree coaster that invites visitors to participate in an “intergalactic chase through space and time with Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Central Park in New York has always been a quiet spot in the city. New hotels are opening as travelers return.
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It also offers a bar and lounge on the 34th floor; a New York Yankee-style steakhouse; Rock store and guest curated playlists.
A trip to Montreal should include one of the city’s most famous cakes.
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The calendar of the 2022 Summer Festival in Montreal is “full of the maximum,” says this Quebec City website.
Among its festivals is the Go Velo Festival for cyclists. The three-week Montreal Fringe Festival; Moral Festival of International Graffiti Artists; A fireworks festival with the participation of six international fireworks companies; Jazz Festival is an outdoor circus festival. Montreal Pride and Fashion and Design Festival.