(CNN) — Google has released its annual roundup of the year’s search trends, which covers a wide variety of topics, including tourism.
It’s no surprise that travel-related searches have taken on a huge boost in 2022 as more and more destinations have reopened and ditched Covid-related regulations like mandatory testing.
Among the various data released by the tech company is a list of the top 10 trending destinations on its Google Flights online flight booking search service, which gives clues to where Americans want to go this year and at -of the.
One key thing to know about this data: there is a difference between “most searched” and “most trending”.
A Google representative explains that “‘trend queries’ are searches that saw a large increase in traffic over an extended period of time in 2022 compared to 2021.”
Europe’s great comeback
Four of the top 10 destinations searched for by US-based Google Flights users – London, Paris, Rome and Lisbon – are in Europe, which has seen a booming summer travel season this year.
Although Lisbon’s popularity may simply be because it’s a nice place to go on vacation, it’s likely that some of the searches were for one-way tickets.
Asia mobilizes after the Covid
Since Canada dropped the last of its Covid-related travel restrictions on October 1, searches in the United States have increased.
Vancouver landed in eighth place on the Google Flights trending list, while Toronto finished fifth.
Here is the list of the top 10 Google Flights destinations in the United States for 2022.
1. London, UK
2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3. Paris, France
4. New Delhi, India
6. Rome, Italy
7. Bombay, India
9. Lisbon, Portugal
10. New York, New York