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LISBON has been named the No.1 holiday destination for Europeans in 2021 with Dubai the most searched for city.

Online travel agent eDreams ODIGEO has released booking data today showing most Europeans are opting to stay within the Continent next year – with just two long haul destinations making the top 10, Fort de France, Martinique, in third pace and Bangkok in eighth.

Istanbul is set to see a surge in tourism, coming in second place, followed by Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife in fourth and fifth spot.

Top 10 most booked
destinations
for 2021

Lisbon, Portugal

Istanbul, Turkey

Fort de France, Martinique

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Tenerife, Spain

Paris, France

Porto, Portugal

Bangkok, Thailand

Dublin, Ireland

Alicante, Spain

Top 10 most searched destinations after vaccine announcement

Dubai, UAE

New York, US

Bangkok, Thailand

Tenerife, Spain

Istanbul, Turkey

London, UK

Denpasar, Bail

Tokyo, Japan

Malé, Maldives

Cancún, Mexico

The travel company also revealed they had seen a spike in online searches when news of the Covid vaccine was announced in November.

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates was the No 1 searched for destination, followed by New York, and Bangkok. London appears in sixth place.

Authors of the research said: “Overall, Europeans favoured nearby destinations when committing to journeys next year, with 80 per cent of the top 10 most booked locations for 2021 located in Europe. 

“When analysing the destinations which received the most searches from European consumers after the Pfizer-BioNTech announcement, long-haul destinations such as Malé, Cancún and New York feature within the top 10 list, indicating where consumers will favour for future plans as confidence continues to return.”

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