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Top 5 Destinations to Visit is 2021

Covid-19 is limiting where people are able to travel this year but that isn’t stopping people from looking forward to taking vacations in 2021. In anticipation of a vaccine on the horizon, people are taking to Google and doing their research on where they want to travel to next year.

Luxury travel company Kuoni analyzed Google search data to establish the average monthly search volume in the United States for the terms “[destination] 2021” and “[destination] holiday 2021” for hundreds of the world’s most popular destinations. This article is going to be about the five most popular destinations that were searched out.

Starting with number five we have Egypt

Egypt comes in as the fifth most popular 2021 vacation destination for Americans. Of the six countries that Kuoni reviewed, it came in as the most popular 2021 getaway. Egypt is a heritage-rich destination and its major tourist attraction is the Great Pyramids of Giza.

There are many ways to visit Egypt including car, camel, and even river cruise. Several of the top river cruise companies (Ama Waterways, Viking, etc) travel to Egypt on the Nile.


Coming in at number four is Ireland

There were three countries in Europe that were in the American top five destinations for 2021. For many people Ireland is the trip of a lifetime. The scenic landscape and amazing landmarks can’t be found anywhere else. These include sites such as the Rock of Cashel, Newgrange Tomb, Cliffs of Moher, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and Kilmainham Gaol. The ideal way to visit Ireland is by booking this as a tour where your itinerary is laid out for you and everything is already included.

Greece comes in as number three

At this point in time, Greece is not open for Americans to visit. Some websites say that you can go there if you quarantine for 14 days once you get there, but that really isn’t much of a vacation if you are in your hotel room for two weeks. However, this destination is still ranked as number three in places to visit in 2021.

Greece is known for its culture, popular islands, and history. This is one of those places that I can recommend either doing a land stay or a cruise. Several cruise companies going to Greece also offer pre and post stays as part of your itinerary.

Note: You are probably wondering why I am not talking to much about what there is to do at each of these destinations. I believe that you can’t give any of these destinations’ justice in only one or two paragraphs. In the coming weeks I am going to be doing separate newsletters on each of these destinations and go more in-depth on what each has to offer.

Moving right along we have Italy as number two

Even though Italy was one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus, it has rebounded to become the second-most sought-after destination for U.S. Travelers. Italy has so much to do and each city is completely different from the last. In Venice you have the waterways, in Florence (this is my favorite) you have all the artsy stuff, and then in Rome you have a city upon itself (Vatican City).

This is another one of those countries you can visit by cruise or land tour. While a land tour may not get you to as many cities as a cruise will, there are parts of Italy you will not want to miss which you can’t get to by ship. If this is your first time here, Venice, Florence, and Rome are my top suggestions.

And here we are at number 1 with Japan!

Japan had a record breaking 2019 and was on par to have an even bigger 2020 for tourism. In 2020 the Summer Olympics were supposed to be hosted in Tokyo. Because of the coronavirus the Olympics will be hosted in 2021 instead. Japan is rich in culture, has many historic sites and iconic attractions, and exquisite foods.

Just like some of the other destinations, this is one you can visit by cruise ship or as a land tour. I haven’t had any of my guests go to Japan as of yet so I can’t say for sure which is the best option for this, but I will be sure to have a better idea by the time I do my Japan focused newsletter.

So there you have it, the top five destinations to visit for 2021 based on what people are Googling in 2020.

Yesterday I sent out an email about my 2020 Cruise Preview series. If you are looking to travel in 2021 or even 2022, this is something you may find useful to attend. Each presentation will focus on a different cruise line and destination so even if you don’t want to take a cruise the destination part will be informative. At the end of the presentation we will also have a Q&A with the cruise line. I will have some giveaways and I believe most (if not all) of the cruise lines will have either giveaways or some sort of booking special. You can register at https://tdjtravel.com/2020preview and click on the register now button. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family as well.