KAYAK Reveals The 10 Trending Destinations For Summer 2016
Shared by Ewa Zubek
The US-based travel search and booking engine KAYAK has finally
published its Summer Travel Hacker Guide for 2016. The guide reveals not
only the most searched-for destinations, but also their average
temperatures, best periods to book, median airfares and hotel rates.
This year’s destinations are a mixed bag of tropical islands, high-tech
metropolises and nature destinations, giving you plenty of inspiration
to find the perfect summer holiday. How many have you been to?
With a 27% increase in searches since last year, Canada’s coolest
city is clearly not complaining about its rising popularity. And rightly
so: from hipster neighborhoods to an excellent foodie offering, Toronto is the place to be this summer.
If the soft tones of fado
in Lisbon’s historic Alfama neigborhood aren’t enough to draw you in,
then you can always head out to the beautiful beaches which surround the
Portuguese capital. The stats don’t lie: there has been a 31% increase
on Lisbon-related searches compared to last year.
The birthplace of James Joyce has witnessed a 30% increase in
searches compared to 2015. Although it’s now also an urban haven, Dublin
is still a historical city through and through. With its nooks and
crannies, ancient pubs and the stunning architecture of Trinity College,
the Irish capital is a must-visit European destination even when it’s raining.
This Vietnamese metropolis is a dream come true for any history buff –
from French colonial influences to remnants of the tragic Vietnam War,
the city is a living relic nestled in the heart of South East Asia. Do
watch out for the intense traffic, though. KAYAK noted a 31% increase in
searches for HCMC.
An 18% increase in flight searches has granted Montreal a spot on
this trending list. It may not be the warmest place on the planet
(expect an average of 16°C in the summer months), but it definitely is a
fashionable North American city with a generous French soul.
No trending list could be complete without a paradise island. There’s
been a 33% increase in Bali-related searches since last year, and the
destination has been growing in popularity since the release of a
certain movie we’ve all secretly seen. If you’re not into yoga, Bali is
also a great place to check out architecture.
With a 38% increase in US-originating travel searches compared to
last summer, Alberta’s largest city is finally seeing a tourism
renaissance. And we can see why – Calgary is a pretty cool destination
with historical, cultural and natural attractions aplenty.
The buzzing Japanese metropolis has attracted 44% more searches
compared to summer 2015. If there’s only one thing you do in Tokyo, make
it a trip to the legendary Jiro Sushi. If you can get a spot, that is.
KAYAK saw a 75% increase in flight searches for the previously under-the-radar capital of Iceland.
It may be cold, it may be rugged, but it is a spectacular island with
the kinds of landscapes you would otherwise only see in grand Hollywood
With the Olympics fast approaching, KAYAK noted a 127% increase in
bookings compared to the same period last year. We’re not surprised, as
Rio has continued to attract tourists with large-scale events and
improving safety records. This year is set out to be one of the biggest
for the local tourism industry.