Google releases its top 10 trending travel destinations for 2020

Jan 9 2020, 5:45 pm

With the holidays coming to a close and the new year in full swing, now is the perfect time to begin mapping out your ideal 2020 travel destinations.

To help, Google released a blog post listing the Trending Destinations in 2020 across the world on Wednesday, offering insights into where the big travel destinations are in the world.

The destinations on the list are the result of data generated from global hotel searches.

1. Da Nang, Vietnam


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A destination that is consistently gaining traction as a desirable place to visit, Vietnam boasts idyllic white-sand beaches, eclectic and delicious food, as well as a hospitable and kind culture.

Da Nang is undoubtedly a city that encapsulates some of the country’s best qualities.

2. SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil


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The vibrant and energetic city of São Paulo in Brazil claimed the number two spot with its enticing atmosphere, delectable food, art, and the endlessly appealing hustle and bustle.

The financial center and most populated city Brazil, SĂŁo Paulo offers an abundance of possibilities that should make it appear on travellers’ list of must-visit destinations.

You will never run out of things to do in this chaotically beautiful city.

3. Seoul, Korea


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The booming metropolis and capital city of Korea boasts an impressive fusion of old and new with its modern architecture, high-speed subway system and thriving pop culture combined with noble roots displayed by traditional markets, palaces, and Buddhist temples.

Seoul is becoming an ideal place to visit for those looking for destinations that offer diverse and creative travel opportunities.

4. Tokyo, Japan


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Quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, Tokyo is entirely unique and unlike anywhere else in the world.

Travellers are invited to get blissfully lost in the enticing neon lights, various fashion districts, and an abundance of delicious and diverse food.

The possibilities for visitors in Tokyo are endless, and travellers are sure to return with an extensive list of stories to tell.

5. Tel Aviv, Israel


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Tel Aviv, Israel, rounds out the top five with its beautifully picturesque location along the Mediterranean coast.

The city has something for everyone, with its gorgeous beaches, buzzing nightlife, and incredible food.

Additionally, it is home to an abundance of historically-rich, fascinating sites, as well as UNESCO-recognized architecture.

6. Marseille, France


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Who hasn’t fantasized about sipping wine in the south of France?

Marseille is perhaps best known for being the biggest port in France. However, there is much, much more to this stunning city.

With a perfect amalgamation of modern style and rich history, Marseille’s natural beautiful enticing culture are enough to make anyone want to visit.

7. Vienna, Austria


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The artistic and intellectual reputation of Vienna is recognized on a global scale with previous residents, including Mozart, Beethoven, Marie Antoinette, and Sigmund Freud.

Perhaps one of the most culturally-rich cities in the world, Vienna is home to some of the most stunning Imperial palaces, including the Habsburgs’ summer residence and the Schönbrunn.

Travellers visiting this iconic city can indulge in its rich and diverse history while discovering the colourful appeal of its various attractions.

8. Bangkok, Thailand


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Bangkok is the ultimate example of organized chaos.

A city that never sleeps, visitors journey from around the world to partake in the multitude of activities that Bangkok has to offer.

With an extensive and eccentric nightlife, the city is ideal for those who are seeking a blend of culturally-rich excursions by day and a wild party scene at night.

9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Dubai is perhaps most well-known for its stunning modern architecture, luxury shopping, and world-class entertainment.

With its sprawling skyline filled with skyscrapers, travellers will never be at a loss for things to do.

Visit the various souks and try your hand at haggling, indulge in a show at the Dubai Opera, or test your fear of heights by visiting the Burj Khalifa.

10. Perth, Australia


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The capital city of Western Australia, Perth, provides a compromise of modern and outdoorsy desires.

There doesn’t have to be a choice between visiting the soft-sand beaches surrounding the city or indulging in the thriving downtown metropolis, why only do one when you can do both!

Treat yourself to a trip to the place that sees more sunny days than any other capital city in Australia.

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