Atlanta selected as only U.S. destination on Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list

Atlanta was the lone destination in the U.S. selected for Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list for 2022.

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta stands as the only U.S. city included in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list for 2022. The 17th annual edition highlights destinations and regions across the globe providing travelers with a must-have experience in the coming year.

“We are thrilled with Atlanta’s recognition as a world-class city for travelers to visit and explore our history and culture,” said Andrew Wilson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Visitors will learn why Atlanta makes headlines as a dynamic city that continues to evolve and inspire travel for everyone.”

The process to create the list began with nominations from Lonely Planet’s community of staff, writers, bloggers, publishing partners, and more. A panel of six travel experts then narrowed the selections to just 10 countries, 10 regions, and 10 cities. Atlanta ranks fourth on the Top 10 Cities list.

According to the publication, the city was deemed worthy for this designation based in part on its sustainability efforts, diversity, arts and culinary landscape, and the safeguards put in place by the hospitality sector to welcome travelers safely.

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