10 most searched destinations on Google in 2018
Not surprisingly, Spain is on Google's list of most searched destinations. Spain's tourism industry is the third largest contributor to the country's economy. Spain is always the top destination for holidays, and is also the second most visited country in the world.
9. NEW ORLEANS
The city of New Orleans in the US state of Lousianna has often made it to America's and the world's most searched destinations. In 2004, the city welcomed 10.1 million tourists. Before the hurricane Katrina landed, this city had 265 hotels with 38,338 rooms in operation at that time. New Orleans always attracts visitors by the full energy and community spirit of the city.
8. NEW YORK
This is the most populous city in the United States. Tourism here is an important economic sector, recognizing the growth in the number of international and domestic tourists over the years, reaching a record of 62.8 million visitors in 2017. It is a convergence of diverse cultures, arts, architectures, histories and entertainments.
7. BORA BORA
Bora Bora is an island in Polynesia, France. This is a French overseas community in the Pacific Ocean. Bora Bora is famous for its clear blue water and smooth white sand around the island. This beautiful island is favored by many people as a paradise for tourism in the Pacific Ocean. The island's economy depends heavily on tourism.
6. LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, the hottest entertaining city in the world, is famous for its splendid casinos, cheerful nightlife, luxury restaurants and expensive shopping malls. One of the reasons this city makes it to the list of the most sought-after destinations in 2018 is because Las Vegas owns the world's leading travel service industry. This is the city of the most AAA diamond rating hotels in the world.
Ireland is considered to be one of the countries with the best living conditions and has just gained no. 5 of the world for the human development index. Tourism is an industry that makes an important contribution to the economy of this country. It received 9 million visitors in 2017, about 1.8 times the population of Ireland.
The Bahamas has more than 700 large and small islands and is dubbed the "Pig Island" paradise, where people could swim with pigs. It is famous for beautiful, wild and incredibly romantic natural landscape. Tourism is the industry that accounts for 60% of GDP of Bahamas and provides human resources for half of its population. In 2012, the Bahamas attracted 5.8 million people worldwide.
Iceland is located in the Arctic Circle, formed by volcanoes belonging to active underground volcanic mountains. The center of the island is a cold plateau. More than three hundred thousand of Iceland's inhabitants live mainly on the coast, of which nearly half live in Reykjavík. As its name suggests, the city is a little dreamy, a little old-fashioned and most of it has a simple and small architectural style.
Not only this year but also in the past, the City of Light has also consistently entered the list of the most searched destinations in the world. In 2017, more than 33.8 million people visited Paris because it was the leading shopping and cultural center in the world. Rental market Airbnb in Paris is also recognized as the largest in the world.
Italy is the no. 1 spot in this list of most searched destinations. It is a leading tourist country, having recorded 52.4 million tourists arriving in 2016. The country is home to many European cultures. It was also the beginning of the Renaissance movement, which gave us many outstanding geniuses such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante... Besides, Italy also possesses beautiful beaches and hills, and has the most heritages in the world. The rich and tempting Italian cuisine is also one of the reasons to attract visitors to this country.
By: Emma Chavez