- Google released its 2019 Year in Search on Wednesday, including the destinations people typed after “Trip to …”
- Many of the top trending locations were in the US – including Las Vegas, New York, and California – while others were further afield, such as the Maldives and Japan.
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Did you dream of getting away in 2019?
You weren’t alone: On Wednesday, Google released a list of 10 travel destinations that people were most interested in this year – and they reveal just how far your fellow internet users hoped to venture.
From “Trip to California” to “Trip to Japan,” here were the top trending trip searches of 2019, according to Google.
10. Costa Rica
Its popularity will likely continue into the new year: Lonely Planet named Costa Rica as one of its must-see locations in 2020.
9. New York
“Trip to New York” also made the list. If you do make it to New York City, here’s what you should do – and what you should skip.
“Travellers are finally catching on to what locals have known long all along: the Central Coast of California offers quiet beauty, agricultural bounty, and some of the best wines in the state,” Tanvi Chheda wrote for Travel & Leisure.
7. New Orleans
“Trip to Alaska” also made Google’s trending list this year.
And it’s no wonder: America’s largest state is home to plenty of open spaces and untamed wilderness – and some of the best seafood you’ll ever have.
Despite what visitors might expect, temperatures can reach the 70s in the summer months, and no, polar bears and dog sleds are not a common sight.
“Trip to Mexico” also made the list – and it seems like people did book those trips. Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-most populous city, had a 158% year-over-year increase in bookings for 2020, according to Airbnb.
4. Las Vegas
“Trip to Vegas” also made the top 10.
If you still haven’t booked a trip there, Las Vegas has just been named one of the best US cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
But before you make the journey, debunk your biggest misconceptions about the city, with help from somone who lives there.
3. Bora Bora
“Trip to Maldives” garnered the most interest on Google in 2019.
The good news for those who searched Maldives getaway options – it was one of the most budget-friendly locations in 2019, according to Lonely Planet.
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