With the world on your bucket list, figuring out where to travel next at the end of a long year can be tricky. Thankfully, Google has released their annual Year in Search data report, providing plenty of inspiration for travellers who are sitting on the fence. Google pros trawled through trillions of 2017 search requests to uncover the most searched-for destinations that travellers may be planning to visit in the year to come – and the results aren’t what you’d expect.
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This year, usual suspects like Paris and New York didn’t make the cut. Instead, lesser-known gems like South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic topped Google’s searched-for list. The results are also likely to be influenced by world events. Las Vegas topped the list due, at least in part, to October’s mass shooting, while Barcelona’s high ranking could be attributed to the secession and terror attack as well as general interest in the destination. On the whole, the list was dominated by dreamy beachside getaways and holiday resorts, which we can definitely get behind. It’s time to buy yourself some new togs.
Take note – these are the ten trending destinations that people will be visiting next year…
- Las Vegas
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- Myrtle Beach
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- Punta Cana
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- Turks and Caicos
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