Most nationalities are desperate for a holiday – and a fascinating reworked world map illustrates where they most want to visit.
On the map – generated using Google search data – country names have been supplemented by its residents’ most yearned-for destinations for 2021, when international travel should be much less troublesome.
Britons apparently most want to go to the Maldives, Americans to Japan and Australians to Fiji.
The map was created by luxury holiday firm Kuoni, which analysed the most-searched 2021 holiday destinations for 131 countries.
It also reveals that the French most want to go to Belgium, the Spanish to Italy and Russians to Mexico.
Mexicans, it turns out, want to go to Qatar. And Qataris to Sri Lanka.
The UAE, meanwhile, is popular with Pakistanis, Indians and Libyans.
And what about the Maldivians? They most want to go to Mauritius.
Back in Europe, and it seems that those in the Czech Republic are searching for getaways to Zanzibar, people in Finland for holidays to Norway, and Norwegians for holidays in Australia.
For New Zealanders, it’s all about Bali, and for those in Papua New Guinea – it’s all about New Zealand. While for Brazilians, it’s Aruba that’s No1 for a break next year.
Kuoni said that globally the most popular 2021 destination is the United Arab Emirates, followed by Qatar, Canada and the USA in joint second place and Egypt in third.
Continent by continent, the Maldives is the top holiday destination for Europeans next year.
In Asia, the UAE and Canada are joint top as the most commonly Googled destinations for 2021 and the UAE is also No1 in Africa. In contrast, Peru is the most popular 2021 destination in South America.
Dean Harvey, marketing director at Kuoni, commented: ‘With various stages of lockdown still the case for many places around the world, it’s not surprising that lots of us want to book something to look forward to.
‘It’s fascinating to see how popular destinations differ from country to country and the upturn in Google searches matches the upturn in 2021 bookings we’ve seen in recent weeks, with Maldives holidays being booked the most.’