The controlled pandemic situation has encouraged more and more people to dare to travel. People also rely on search sites to find inspiration and information about the tourist destinations they will go to.
Heading into the year-end holidays, travel-related searches are booming this year. Launching from CNN, Friday, December 9, 2022, Google released annual search trends covering various topics, including tourism. Google displays the top ten destinations trending on its online flight booking search service by American travelers.
1. London, England
London is famous for the Big Ben tower and the red double-decker buses typical of the British Capital. Not only that, because London also presents buildings that have ancient architectural works but give a luxurious impression.
Buildings that can be visited such as St. Paul's Cathedral which has British baroque architecture by Sir Christopher Wren. Furthermore, the Tower of London which is located on the north bank of the River Thames can be a destination for your vacation. You can enjoy lunch on the banks of the River Thames while enjoying views of London Bridge.
2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The next most sought-after tourist destination by potential tourists is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This city was formerly known as Saigon, the economic heart of Vietnam and the main center of the southern region.
Ho Chi Minh City also has several historic buildings from the French colonial period. Launching from Vietnam Travel, some of them are The War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Nguyen Hue Street and City Hall, and Ben Thanh Market.
3. Paris, France
The city of Paris has always been sought as a favorite destination for people who are romantic, classic and authentic. Apart from the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum which must be visited by tourists, launching from Introducing Paris, this city has several other interesting places.
One of them is the Arc the Triomphe, a monument erected by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1806. At night, you can fill your time by watching one of the legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret shows.
4. Delhi, India
Who doesn't know the Taj Mahal? This destination in Agra, India is included in the seven wonders of the world. Not only that, India also has a variety of other heritage wealth. You can visit the Red Fort or what is known as the red fort which became a world heritage site from UNESCO in 2007.
According to Incredible India, Lodhi Garden, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple can be the next choice of destinations when visiting the capital city of India.
5. Toronto, Canada
When visiting Toronto, you must visit the CN Tower, which has a height of more than 550 meters soaring into the sky. Besides being a photo spot, you can also test your adrenaline by walking on the glass bridge from the top of this tower. You can also enjoy culinary delights at the existing restaurant while looking at the City of Toronto in 360 degrees.
The next tourist attraction worth visiting is Casa Loma Castle. Especially for Christmas this year, Casa Loma will be organizing fun activities and shows for the whole family. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be lively with holiday decorations.
6. Rome, Italy
Known for its classic building accents, the city of Rome has a number of interesting places to visit. Launching from Planet Ware, apart from the Colosseum which is an iconic place for Rome, you can also visit the Pantheon, the Trevi fountain, Piazza del Popolo, and the National Museum of the Castle of Sant'Angelo.
While in Rome, you can also cross over to the Vatican, the smallest country in the world where Pope Francis resides.
7. Mumbai, India
Mumbai is one of the largest and most populous cities in Maharashtra and is popular as the entertainment capital. Some destinations in Mumbai that can be visited include Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Haji Ali Dargah, Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, and Mahalakshmi Temple.
8. Vancouver, Canada
In addition to the several tourist attractions previously mentioned, Vancouver also has several tourist attractions that are no less exciting, such as Stanley Park, the Capilano suspension bridge, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, and Vandusen Botanical Gardens for those of you who want to try wildlife viewing and maze games.
9. Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Situated on top of a series of hills near the mouth of the Tagus River, this is a place close to the sea.
As an iconic place from Lisbon, you must visit Castelo de São Jorge which is located in Freguesia Santa Maria Maior. Then, you can visit the Belem Tower, Lisbon Oceanarium, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
10. New York
Who doesn't know Times Square as an iconic place in New York? However, the Big Apple also has a number of other interesting destinations, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Bridge, The High Line, and Central Park.