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The Most Searched 2021 Holiday Destinations
People are already looking forward to travel post COVID-19.
According to Google Trends, online searches for “2021 holiday” have increased by at least 124% since the end of March. One thing is clear: people are using this time in lockdown to research next year’s getaway.
A new study, drawing on Google data, doesn’t just reveal that more people want to travel but where people are most excited about traveling next year.
The list was compiled by travel company Kuoni and shows the most frequently searched and most post popular 2021 holiday destinations for 131 countries.
Overall, the United Arab Emirates is the most popular destination in the world, followed by Canada, the United States, and Qatar. Egypt is the fifth most-searched destination.
Americans and Canadians show a particular interest in traveling to Japan next year, while Europeans are focused on getting to the Maldives.
“With various stages of lockdown still the case for many places around the world, it’s not surprising that lots of us are wanting to book something to look forward to,” Dean Harven, a spokesperson for Kuoni told Lonely Planet. “It’s fascinating to see how popular destinations differ from country to country and the upturn in Google searches matches the upturn in 2021 bookings we’ve seen in recent weeks, with Maldives holidays being booked the most.”