Mapped: Where the world wants to go on holiday

Croatia1 is the most desirable destination in the world according to a comprehensive analysis of Google data.

The website teflSearch looked at queries2 made between July 2015 and July 2016 from more than 80 countries in 52 languages to produce a series of maps that reveal the Discount Holidays © holiday wish lists of various nationalities.

Where the world wants to go

Croatia featured in 2.71 per cent of travel-related searches worldwide and was followed by a clutch of other beach favourites: Greece (2.54 per cent), Turkey, Thailand (both 2.47 per cent), Spain (1.99 per cent), Italy (1.9 per cent), Cuba (1.85 per cent), Portugal (1.66 per cent) and Malta (1.65 per cent). The US completed the top 10, while the most visited country in the world3 France didn t make the cut.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com4). 23 reasons why everyone is going to Croatia this summer5

Where the British want to go

British travellers prefer to look closer to home, with the UK revealed to be the most sought-after destination (5.6 per cent), as well as farther afield, with Australia slotting into fourth place. Croatia was not among the top 10, nor were Italy, Portugal or the US, but Mexico and Cyprus did make the grade.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com6). Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday We’re kings of the staycation Credit: 2015Christopher N Smith

Where Aussies want to go

Aussies are mad about Fiji, with the little island nation the subject of 16.1 per cent of searches, followed by New Zealand (10.3 per cent) and Thailand (6.5 per cent). A couple of other South Pacific minnows Samoa and Vanuatu are also among the most searched-for spots.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com7). Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday The Aussies love Fiji Credit: Martin Valigursky – Fotolia

Where Americans want to go

Americans also look to their closest neighbours, with Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and Canada all inside the top 10. The most in-demand destination, however, is the UK.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com8). Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday Americans are flocking to Cuba Credit: ENRIQUE DE LA OSA

Where Croatians want to go

Where do you go when you live in world s most desirable destination? Somewhere even more idyllic, it would seem. The analysis revealed that the top destination for Croatians is the Maldives.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com9). Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday Croatians are dreaming of the Maldives

The places that love each other

Some places, meanwhile, are made for one another.

Taiwan and Hong Kong were each other s most in-demand destinations, as were Japan and South Korea.

Mapped: Where The World Wants To Go On Holiday
Click image to open interactive version (via teflsearch.com10). The world’s best countries – according to you11

References

  1. ^ Croatia (www.discountholidays.info)
  2. ^ teflSearch looked at queries (teflsearch.com)
  3. ^ the most visited country in the world (www.discountholidays.info)
  4. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  5. ^ 23 reasons why everyone is going to Croatia this summer (cf-particle-html.eip.discountholidays.info)
  6. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  7. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  8. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  9. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  10. ^ teflsearch.com (teflsearch.com)
  11. ^ The world’s best countries – according to you (cf-particle-html.eip.discountholidays.info)

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