Medical Travel Compared analysed which 2021 holiday destinations Brits have been searching for on Google. The number one most searched for holiday destination for 2021 is The Maldives.
It was also found that there is a clear north versus south divide between people in the UK when it comes to choosing their preferred dream beach location, with those in the North of the UK and Northern Ireland picking Mexico as the most wanderlust-worthy destination, while searches for The Maldives dominate in the south.
The UK’s most searched-for holiday destinations for 2021 are:
- The Maldives
A survey of over 3,000 UK travellers conducted by the travel insurer earlier this year found that four in five Brits (83 per cent) feel optimistic about travel next year and it’s clear to see people are using their time in lockdown to research next year’s aspirational getaway.
People are longing to experience the world
Tommy Lloyd, Chief Product Officer at Medical Travel Compared, commented: “As a nation we’ve seen a huge rise in demand for staycations since the coronavirus pandemic, but our research reveals that people are longing to experience the world. It’s great to see that travel confidence for 2021 is high and Britons haven’t lost their wanderlust despite the various lockdown and quarantine measures currently in place.
“Our research shows that Brits are keen to visit destinations that are not currently on the UK’s quarantine travel-free list. We ask the British Government reviews travel guidance for all destinations to see if any countries on the long-haul list can be added safely.”
A similar trend can be seen in the US, where data from US travel insurance comparison website Squaremouth showed Americans have a pent-up desire to travel abroad in the new year, with Mexico being the most popular destination.