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Maldives among 2017's top 10 most searched for destinations in UK

07 August 2017 - 19:29


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The Telegraph has revealed the top wishlists of British Travellers!

Bolsover Cruise Club conducted a research  that analysed Google's travel-related searches made by British people for 50 destinations around the world between the year 2013 and 2017. After the study, the data complied showed that Maldives is in the top 10 list, with Barcelona earning the number one spot.

Throughout the four years, Maldives remained as one of the most searched destinations by travelers in the United Kingdom, with the popularity score reaching 86 percent since 2013! Four years ago, 79,300 google searches were made for Maldives by British Travelers, making the country the seventh most searched destination in 2013.

Maldives remained as the seventh top google searched destinations in 2017 as well. With the number of searches increasing from 79,300 to 148,200. However, in terms of the growth in popularity over the last four years, Maldives made it into the 9th spot of the list.

For the research, a survey was done amongst the five major cities of the United Kingdom: London, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and Cardiff. The overall results showed that Barcelona, Spain is the number one searched destination by the British, rising from 166,700 searches in 2013 to 522,800 searches this year, demonstrating a popularity increase of 231 percent.

Destinations that made it into the top 10 most searched destinations for 2017 by British Travellers include: Barcelona, Cape Verde, Amsterdam, Malta, Dubai, Budapest, Maldives, Santorini, Bali, and Ibiza, respectively.

Maldives is a top holiday destination for travellers around the globe. According to the latest statistics of tourist arrivals within the first half of 2017, the most European travellers came from the United Kingdom with a recorded number of 45,656 arrivals. When compared to the previous year, the arrival of British tourists increased by 26.3 percent during the first half of this year. 


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