It’s true, travel expenses have shot up. However, that’s barely putting a dent in the plans of luxury travelers who globetrot with abandon. In fact, new data shows travelers spent 44% more on trips to the 25 most expensive destinations in the world compared to that spent on travel to other countries.
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Just How Much Was Spent?
In total, 21,000 travelers spent $133 million on these 25 destinations. The average individual trip cost to these destinations in 2022 was just over $11,000 – 2.8x more than the average traveler spent this year.
Can you guess the most expensive countries to travel to?
Africa Leads All Continents in Most Expensive Destinations
For the second consecutive year, nearly half of the most expensive trips were to African nations.
- Congo, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Kenya were the five most expensive African countries to visit.
Average cost of trip to Congo: $32,420.00
Average cost of trip to Botswana: $17,753.80
Average cost of trip to Zimbabwe: $14,393.87
Average cost of trip to Tanzania: $13,244.88
Average cost of trip to Kenya: $11,574.77
6. Central African Republic
Average cost of trip to Central African Republic: $10,651.98
Average cost of trip to Monaco: $10,247.35
Oceania Islands Aren’t Cheap, Either
Travel to the Oceania islands increased in 2022, comprising 24% of the most expensive destinations.
8. South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Average cost of trip to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: $12,874.45
9. Marshall Islands
Average cost of trip to Marshall Islands: $12,405.38
10. Antarctic Travel Continues to Trend Higher
Travel to Antarctica in 2022 increased by 134% compared to the previous year. If it’s on your bucket list, start saving now because costs are going up as demand (and crowds) increase.
Average cost of trip to Antarctica: $17,730.93
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This article was produced and syndicated by Our Woven Journey.