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11 Jan

The Most Googled Travel Destinations Of 2015

New YorkEuropean And American Holiday Spots Dominate Google’s Year In Search List

The travel category in Google’s Year In Search list records trending holiday destinations throughout the year. Compare 2015’s travel spots with those from 2014.

Google has released its trending topics data gathered over the course of 2015. The search engine giant has compiled a ‘Year In Search’ list which shows spikes of interest throughout the year.

Here are the top ten most googled travel destinations of 2015 based on this list, in reverse order of popularity.


The largest of the Canary Islands didn’t feature in last year’s list. However, it remains an attractive travel destination due its consistently warm climate, excellent beaches and remarkable scenery. The most well-known resort is Playa de las Americas.


This South-Eastern European country also didn’t make the top ten in 2014. Brits have long enjoyed holidays visiting the idyllic Greek islands such as Rhodes, Corfu or Kefalonia. The well-publicised problems with the Greek economy made this travel destination roughly 12% cheaper than it was in 2014.


The Dutch city of fun has moved up two places from 10th position in 2014. Amsterdam is famed for beautiful canal-side streets, family-friendly cafés, relaxed atmosphere as well as its relaxed approach to cannabis-dispensing coffee shops. Culture vultures will also enjoy the Van Gogh and Anne Frank museums.


This beautiful European country with delicious cuisine conjures up images of Tuscan countryside, sprawling wine country and a plethora of interesting cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Pisa and Milan to name a few. Italy is always one of our favourites!


The glitzy destination which is part of the United Arab Emirates has moved up 3 places from 9th position in the 2014 list. Visitors enjoy the omnipresent luxury at glamourous hotels, skyscraper restaurants and elaborate shopping malls. The beaches are busy and active with watersports and sunbathing.


Brits love holidaying in Cornwall and for good reason. It’s an excellent spot for families, singles and surfers alike. There are beautiful secluded beaches as well as great nightlife in towns such as Newquay. Cornwall moves up one place from 6th position in 2014.


Also moving up one position from 5th to 4th, is Spain. A favourite holiday destination with Brits for decades, this European country offers something for everyone. Skiiers will enjoy resorts such as Sierra Nevada or Formigal, cultural enthusiasts will marvel at the Gaudi exhibits in Barcelona and beach lovers still flock to well-known destinations such as the Costa Brava.


On the bucket list of many, Australia is not the easiest place to get to, but it’s worth the effort. Whether you’re going for the scenery, the surfing or just to climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, you can’t possibly get bored in this enormous country. Australia moves up one notch from 4th position last year.


Hanging in there as runner-up for the second year in a row is the vast country of America. Although made up of 50 states, each of them is so distinctive that you could be forgiven for mistaking them for entirely different countries. The East Coast is home to historic cities such as New York and Boston, whereas you’ll find the famous Universal Studios in Los Angeles on the West Coast.

New York

Winning the title of the most googled travel destination of 2015 is New York. Visitors are attracted to sights such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as shopping in the huge department stores of Bloomingdales and Macys. The city has risen in popularity by two positions from last year.

If you have been inspired to travel to one or more of these fantastic destinations, then take out some annual multi trip travel insurance and start your own Google search today.