Bing Trends: Most Searched Travel Destinations of 2013

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As winter -storms hit across the United States I’m sure many are thinking of warmer places they would rather be at.  We continue our series of in-depth coverage of the Bing search trends of 2013.   When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However like Google, Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most searched travel destinations:

USA’s most searched destinations of 2013

USA

Hawaii captured the heart of Americans this year, even topping searches for mainland USA destinations. London ruled the pack among European destinations, holding onto its #1 spot for the second year in a row.

  1. Hawaii
  2. Bahamas (pictured)
  3. London
  4. Istanbul
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Rome
  8. Jamaica
  9. Seychelles
  10. Bali

Australia’s most searched destinations of 2013

Austrailia

Australians aren’t put off by the long-haul flight needed to sample the delights of Italy, which appeared three times in their top 10.

  1. Italy  (pictured, the Amalfi Coast)
  2. Brazil
  3. Paris, France
  4. Sweden
  5. Croatia
  6. Mexico
  7. Cuba
  8. New York
  9. Rome, Italy
  10. Florence, Italy

Brazil’s most searched destinations of 2013

Brazil

Brazilians love a city break, with Barcelona topping their rankings of 2013.

  1. Barcelona, Spain (pictured – La Sagrada Familia)
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. London
  4. Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Italy

Canada’s most searched destinations of 2013

Canada

Canadians are looking southwest to the Pacific islands of Hawaii.

Stealing the spotlight from mainland America, Hawaii captured the top spot this year as the most searched destination in the world.

  • Paris ruled the pack among European destinations (#7), with London following closely behind (#9).
  1. Hawaii (pictured)
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Istanbul
  5. Lake Tahoe, California
  6. Jamaica
  7. Paris
  8. Bahamas
  9. London
  10. Aruba

China’s most searched destinations of 2013

China

Chinese tourists like to head south to their neighboring country of Thailand.

  1. Thailand (pictured)
  2. Maldives
  3. Singapore
  4. Phuket, Thailand
  5. New Zealand

France’s most searched destinations of 2013

France

When it comes to city breaks, the Big Apple beats London in the French list.

  1. New York, USA (pictured)
  2. London
  3. Swiss Alps
  4. Bali
  5. Barcelona
  6. Costa Rica
  7. Mauritius
  8. Rome
  9. Guadeloupe
  10. Madrid

Germany’s most searched destinations of 2013

Germany

The Austrian capital, Vienna, attracts around five million tourists a year, many of whom come from their neighboring country of Germany.

  1. Vienna, Austria (pictured)
  2. Hawaii
  3. Spain
  4. Mallorca
  5. Peru
  6. New York
  7. Singapore
  8. Istanbul
  9. Italy
  10. Barcelona

India’s most searched destinations of 2013

India

European capitals make up half of the top searches in India.

  1. Paris (pictured)
  2. London
  3. Rome
  4. Jamaica
  5. Hawaii
  6. Bahamas
  7. Edinburgh
  8. Vienna
  9. Mauritius
  10. Bali

Most Searched Travel Destinations India #2:

  • What is Bangalore famous for? The first thing that would pop in your mind is the IT industry. However, the Silicon Valley of India is also surprisingly being scouted by travelers across the length and breadth of the nation.
  • The commercial capital of the nation and the home to the glamour industry, Mumbai has emerged as the number 2 travel trendspot. It has something to offer to people from every walk of life.
  • Clean beaches, serene locations, and some exotic food set against Portuguese architecture makes Goa a hot destination for Indian and foreign travelers alike.
1 Bangalore
2 Mumbai
3 Goa
4 Kolkata
5 Chennai
6 Jaipur
7 New Delhi
8 Shimla
9 Amritsar
10 Srinagar

Italy’s most searched destinations of 2013

Italy

Italians are also fond of European city breaks.

  1. London (pictured)
  2. Paris
  3. Barcelona
  4. Madrid
  5. Croatia
  6. Greece
  7. Miami
  8. Prague
  9. Amsterdam
  10. Vienna

Japan’s most searched destinations of 2013

Japan

Japanese tourists take an interest in island-hopping among their neighbours.

  1. Taiwan (pictured)
  2. Singapore
  3. Hawaii
  4. Guam
  5. Bali
  6. Bangkok
  7. Chicago
  8. Paris
  9. New York
  10. Seoul

Spain’s most searched destinations of 2013

Spain

Just like in India, Paris made the top spot in Spain.

  1. Paris
  2. Rome (pictured)
  3. London
  4. FloridaCuba
  5. Andorra
  6. Prague
  7. Morocco
  8. Lisbon
  9. Venice

UK’s most searched destinations of 2013

UK

The UK look to their neighbors in France for holidays – but their neighbors in Ireland are nowhere to be seen.

European countries top list of most desired holiday destinations with France, Spain, Italy the most searched for

  • London, Manchester and Edinburgh are the most searched for staycations amongst Brits
  1. France (pictured – Puymartin Castle in Dordogne)
  2. Spain
  3. Italy
  4. Greece
  5. The Caribbean
  6. Hawaii
  7. Jamaica
  8. Croatia
  9. Cayman Islands
  10. Mauritius

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Source: Bing Blog

About the author  ⁄ Suril Amin

Suril is a scientist, journalist and obsessive Microsoft observer. He holds an advanced degree in Biotechnology with minors in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Send him tips on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/surilamin

  • Bugbog

    London to Paris is just a train-ride away! :)