These Were Google’s Top Trending Travel Destinations in 2022

published Dec 18, 2022
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Travel returned in a big way in 2022. After a few years of pandemic uncertainty, globetrotting has become the norm once again. This year has even seen the rise of the “revenge travel” trend, in which people booked big, luxurious vacations to “take revenge” against the time stolen from them during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what were the most popular travel destinations this year, overall? If you’ve been wondering, Google has you covered.

As part of the search engine’s annual Year in Search report, Google revealed the top-trending destinations on its flight search site Google Flights.

Unsurprisingly, the most popular destination was London, UK, an evergreen tourism hotspot. The city also ranked in the top 10 of Euromonitor’s Top 100 City Destinations Index 2022, ranking No. 6.

Second place goes to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. After closing its borders to international tourists during the height of the pandemic, the bustling city has dropped all its COVID-19 testing requirements for visitors, allowing travelers to check out sites ranging from the Jade Emperor Pagoda to the Binh Tay market.

Paris, France comes in third place. With iconic tourist spots like the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower, the City of Lights continues to draw curious travelers year after year.

According to Google Flights data shared with Thrillist, these were the top-Googled travel destinations of 2022.

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  3. Paris, France
  4. Delhi, India
  5. Toronto, Canada
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Mumbai, India
  8. Vancouver, Canada
  9. Lisbon, Portugal
  10. New York, New York, United States

You can check out Google’s full Year in Search report here. In the meantime, start planning those 2023 getaways!