Liking and agreed on many of these. The U.S. has been overlooked in a lot of respects.
Las Vegas - It’s changed a little bit since 1971. Lots of elegant places and there is a monorail that could lend itself to something. The vast atrium of the Luxor has some action sequence or chase potential. I hosted a Bond event there in 2007. There was much speculation and ideas about it but a unanimous decision then that 007 needed to return to Sin City.
Seattle - My home town. Also, a great looking city and home to several naval bases and Boeing which has the largest building in the world for aircraft assembly. The lakes within (Union and Washington) as well as Puget Sound give it an overall nautical vibe. Another place Bond hasn’t been.
Hawaii - Again, beyond Maui’s north shore being used for the surfing sequence in DAD, Bond (both books and films) hasn’t been there. City to jungle to beach to volcanoes.
Japan is long overdue.
Another fine point though is that locations need to be utilized for what they are. Not just establishing shots or fictional cities or island nations (i.e. Isthmus City, San Monique) and doubling for someplace. Get where the real espionage is. Tel Aviv and the UAE are epic places as well and Nordic countries would also be great.
Australia was looked at a couple of times over the years and as many have mentioned above some great locales in the lesser seen Northwestern territory.
Getting back to using locations as themselves is important. Granted, filming in Pyongyang probably wouldn’t be the best of ideas, but you can certainly lense in Moscow and Havana these days. Also, the world is smaller and with the wild, wild web, people can see locations and places and know when they’re being cheated. A lot more people travel than they used to as well.