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What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

Posted by Nicole West on 30/12/2016
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We’re just around the corner from the end of 2016 and the beginning of a new travel year!

As we gear up for adventure in 2017, here’s a look at Google’s travel trend list, for the year that (almost) was.

1. Maldives

It comes as no surprise that the gorgeous Maldives tops the list. With pristine islands encircled with aqua lagoons, white sand beaches and glamorous resorts, it’s a bucket list destination we all need to kick at least once in a lifetime.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

2. Malaga, Spain

The port town of Malaga is the perfect base for exploration of Spain’s Costa del Sol. It’s also a buzzing city full of trendy boutiques, hip cafes and a fantastic waterfront for holiday strolling.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

3. Tenerife, Canary Islands

Brits can’t get enough of the Canary Islands and with good reason! It’s an easy flight, with amazing beaches, incredible landscapes, facility-filled resorts and year-round warm weather to enjoy.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

4. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is as much loved for its vibrant pub scene as for it’s fascinating architecture and mind-boggling history. Not to mention being an absolutely top spot for festivals.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

5. New York, USA

The Big Apple is a perennial favourite and not likely to drop off travel bucket lists any time soon. With the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, an unbelievable night scene, theatre and top notch restaurants, it’s the ultimate city that never sleeps.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

6. Canada

No matter whether you’re a nature lover, a ski bunny, a city hopper or a mountaineer, Canada has something for every traveller. From the fun-loving ski resort of Whistler to bear-spotting in National Parks, you could spend a lifetime exploring its colours and contrasts.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

7. Cape Verde

This volcanic archipelago of the coast of Africa is a rich wilderness of beaches, rugged landscapes and wild seas. On the flip side, there’s also Creole hospitality and a music scene that’ll see you dancing well into the night.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

8. Florida

The home of the giant theme parks, Florida tempts families time and again to visit Universal and Walt Disney World. Top that off with stretches of coast, action-packed cities and shopping galore, and you’ve got a world-class holiday destination.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

9. Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

When you want to take a short flight to simply laze on the beach, sip cocktails by the pool and dance under the stars, Fuerteventura is the place for you. It’s also a hub of water sports, with surfing, kite-boarding and snorkelling.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says

10. Mexico

The Mayan ruins, the parties in Cancun, the fantastic shopping and the mouth-watering food simply scrape the surface of what Mexico has to offer, as a trending holiday destination for 2016.

What were 2016’s Top Trending Travel Destinations for Brits? Find out what Google Says