Booking.com reveals trending summer travel destinations

After seeing an increase in searches following the government’s announcement, Booking.com can reveal that domestic getaways will be front of mind for UK travellers this summer.

Eight out of ten the most searched for destinations are now based in the UK, which is twice as many as 2020. Cornwall, Devon, Yorkshire and The Highlands have all seen a noticeable recent increase in searches.

 

Some of the top searched domestic regions for the summer months include:

  • Bath
  • Newquay
  • St Ives
  • Edinburgh
  • Blackpool
  • Bournemouth
  • Torquay
  • Inverness
  • York
  • Brighton & Hove

However, despite the emphasis on domestic, Brits’ desire for European breaks is still strong and in the top 100 most searched for destinations, Croatia, France and Spain are amongst some of the most sought-after international regions.

 

Some of the top searched international destinations for the summer months include:

  • Barcelona
  • Paris
  • Marbella
  • Rome
  • Dubai
  • Sorrento
  • Malaga
  • Split
  • Marrakech
  • Dubrovnik

 

Ryan Pearson, Regional Manager at Booking.com: “Since the government announcement yesterday there seems to be a real sense of optimism amongst us Brits and I am sure I am not the only one who is counting down the days until travel restrictions are eased. In light of the vaccine rollout and with many of us eager to experience the world once again, there is no surprise that we are seeing an increase in bookings for domestic summer getaways in particular – I personally cannot wait for some sun and sea with my family and the UK has so much to offer. We look forward to travel resuming when the time is right, and this is great news not only for travellers, but also for the tourism industry and economy as whole.”