Google’s Top Destination Searches – Google has just released its “Year in Search 2019” report, compiling the top-trending online search subjects of the year, including data on which destinations Americans were most researching online. The list reflects which locations are trending in online searches, but not necessarily which were the most popular among travelers, said CNBC.
The rankings may reveal rising interest in places that people are aspiring to go to, as well as where they may actually be visiting. That said, the following are the top three (3) travel destinations that saw the highest spikes in searches among U.S. users over 2018.
A small, south Asian nation, the Maldives consists of a chain of atolls situated in the tropical, translucent turquoise waters of the Arabian Sea.
Famed for its unbelievably vibrant waters, coral reefs and exotic marine life, the Maldives has become an elite haven for private-island resorts, which often tout incredible overwater villas that place guests in the midst of the astounding equatorial sea.
Though highly remote and perhaps an unrealistic option for many, this otherworldly paradise is now visible to all through the miracle of the internet and is, apparently, dominating our collective wanderlust.
CNBC reported that the United Nations World Tourism Organization recently determined that Japan posted the second-highest growth in international tourism receipts, behind Australia.
Besides being a fascinating destination in its own right, Tokyo’s hosting of the 2020 Olympics was bound to spark some curiosity among American internet users about the Asian nation and tourism to Japan is bound to boom in light of the upcoming international event.
Next up is Bora Bora, the French Polynesian gem is enjoying renewed interest among travelers, which saw arrivals start to wane in the 2000s.
Sitting atop an extinct volcano in the middle of the ocean, this tropical paradise is famous for its crystalline lagoon and sugary sands; and remains a world-renowned diving destination, teeming with colorful marine life, including sharks of the friendly variety, rays and even whales.