LifestyleGoogle unveils top global destinations for summer 2024 travel

Google unveils top global destinations for summer 2024 travel

High on the list are, among others, Athens. In the picture is the port of Piraeus.
High on the list are, among others, Athens. In the picture is the port of Piraeus.
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6:39 PM EDT, April 10, 2024

As the summer season approaches, many wonder about the top destinations tourists are eager to explore. Google has compiled a list of the 20 most appealing places worldwide, drawing on flight bookings and search trends in the USA.

Google's rankings for summer 2024's most popular destinations were derived from data collected between June 1 and August 31.

Top tourist picks for summer 2024

Contrary to expectations that beachfront locales or exotic islands might dominate, the list is led by two European cities—London and Paris, with Tokyo securing the third spot. These cities captivate tourists' imaginations more than any other.

The top ten is rounded out by Rome, New York, Cancun, Orlando, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Athens. This preference underscores Americans' fondness for Europe, with many choosing it as their vacation destination outside the USA.

The search for flights to Paris and London does not limit travelers' exploration to these cities alone. Thanks to their accessibility from the States and their roles as primary entry points, they often serve as gateways for more extensive European adventures.

Madrid is a notable newcomer, breaking into the top twenty for the first time this year.

Google's reports highlight a surge in travel interest within the USA, with searches for "travel plan" and "solo travel" hitting unprecedented levels in January of this year.

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