To compile this list of the World’s Greatest Places, the top spots to visit this year, TIME solicited nominations of places from their international network of correspondents and contributors, with an eye toward those offering new and exciting experiences.
The result: 50 far-flung and familiar spots, from the Great Barrier Reef, where visitors can see undersea wonders while participating in conservation efforts, to the ultra-high-tech city of Seoul. Many of the destinations are charting a path to economic recovery; this year paradise reopens on The Philippines’ Boracay Island, which had been closed for years due to overtourism and then the COVID-19 pandemic. Others are thriving, growing, and changing, like the luxe city of Doha, Qatar, which is opening 100 new hotels to accommodate 2022 World Cup spectators. Bon voyage!
Check out the list HERE.