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
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.
Australia’s most searched destinations of 2013
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.
- Italy (pictured, the Amalfi Coast)
- Paris, France
- New York
- Rome, Italy
- Florence, Italy
Brazil’s most searched destinations of 2013
Brazilians love a city break, with Barcelona topping their rankings of 2013.
- Barcelona, Spain (pictured – La Sagrada Familia)
- Orlando, Florida
- Boston, Massachusetts
Canada’s most searched destinations of 2013
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).
- Hawaii (pictured)
- Puerto Rico
- Costa Rica
- Lake Tahoe, California
China’s most searched destinations of 2013
Chinese tourists like to head south to their neighboring country of Thailand.
- Thailand (pictured)
- Phuket, Thailand
- New Zealand
France’s most searched destinations of 2013
When it comes to city breaks, the Big Apple beats London in the French list.
- New York, USA (pictured)
- Swiss Alps
- Costa Rica
Germany’s most searched destinations of 2013
The Austrian capital, Vienna, attracts around five million tourists a year, many of whom come from their neighboring country of Germany.
- Vienna, Austria (pictured)
- New York
India’s most searched destinations of 2013
European capitals make up half of the top searches in India.
- Paris (pictured)
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.
Italy’s most searched destinations of 2013
Italians are also fond of European city breaks.
- London (pictured)
Japan’s most searched destinations of 2013
Japanese tourists take an interest in island-hopping among their neighbours.
- Taiwan (pictured)
- New York
Spain’s most searched destinations of 2013
Just like in India, Paris made the top spot in Spain.
- Rome (pictured)
UK’s most searched destinations of 2013
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
- France (pictured – Puymartin Castle in Dordogne)
- The Caribbean
- Cayman Islands
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Source: Bing Blog