Just as countries have started to lift pandemic travel bans and Americans begin to at least think about booking vacations abroad, the spread of the delta and omicron variants of Covid-19 has thrown the tourism industry’s fortunes to the wind again.
That said, hope springs eternal and U.S. travelers have been busy researching the long-delayed foreign trips they’d like to take once they can. Travel site ParkSleepFly has tracked where they want to go.
Researchers at ParkSleepFly analyzed data on Google searches from April to September by Americans on 168 foreign or overseas destinations in terms of flights, vacations, and hotels, totaling them to determine rankings in categories such as the most in-demand countries, most in-demand cities and regions, countries increasing in travel popularity and countries seeing a decrease in interest from Americans.
Top In-Demand Cities & Regions by Google Search
Travel site ParkSleepFly analyzed Google search data for flights, vacations, and hotels by Americans for destinations worldwide to determine the most sought-after holiday spots as we head into 2022. Here’s a look at the top 10 urban and regional spots and the total number of searches in the past six months.
- Cancun, Mexico — 638,230
- Bali, Indonesia — 448,100
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 446,100
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia — 408,200
- Panama City, Panama — 299,210
- Paris — 265,400
- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — 252,780
- San Jose, Dominican Republic — 225,690
- Toronto — 224,130
- Rio de Janeiro — 202,550