Friday, July 19, 2024

These Are the Most Popular Destinations for Summer 2024, According to Google

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Travelers are just chuffed with London this summer, and are planning to head there in droves.

That’s according to Google, which named the city in the United Kingdom the most popular destination for summer 2024. The list reflects searches in the United States on Google Flights for travel from June 1 to Aug. 31, the company shared with Travel + Leisure

London was followed by its neighbor to the south, Paris, which is always a good idea, of course. The European cities were then followed by Tokyo, which jumped up to the No. 3 spot on the list this year after placing just eighth in 2023. 

Trips to Rome and New York rounded out the top five spots on the list of popular summer destinations.

Cancun, typically a perennial favorite, dropped to No. 6 on the list this year after placing second in 2023.

Travelers are also searching for trips to the dreamy beaches of Bali, which came in as the top spot for solo travel, followed by searches for solo trips to Japan, Maine’s Acadia National Park, Turks and Caicos, and (T+L’s 2024 Destination of the Year) Costa Rica.

In fact, solo travel has been so popular this year that searches reached an all-time high in January.

Travelers are also searching Google for specific activities, like the top things to do in Las Vegas for couples or the best things to do with kids in Orlando. But Google said Turks and Caicos is the most popular destination when it comes to both family travel and a couples trip.

Beyond making it easy to find flight options, Google Flights also helps travelers save money on dream getaways by telling customers when prices have specifically been lowest so they can better predict when they should purchase a flight. The search engine also offers flight tracking and alerts.

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