(CNN) — Google has released its annual roundup of Year in Search trends, which covers a wide variety of topics, including tourism.
It’s no surprise that travel-related searches picked up big time in 2022, as more destinations re-opened and dropped Covid-related regulations like mandatory testing.
Among the various data released by the tech company is a list of top 10 trending destinations on its online flight booking search service Google Flights, which gives clues about where Americans want to go this year and beyond.
One key thing to know about this data: there’s a difference between “most searched” and “top trending.”
A representative from Google explains that “‘trending’ queries are the searches that had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2022 as compared to 2021.”
Europe’s big comeback
Four of the top 10 destinations searched for by US-based Google Flights users — London, Paris, Rome and Lisbon — are in Europe, which had a resurgent summer travel season this year.
While Lisbon’s popularity could just be due to the fact that it’s a nice place to go on vacation, it’s likely some of the searches were for one-way tickets.
Asia rallies after Covid
Since Canada dropped the last of its Covid-related travel restrictions on October 1, US searches have spiked.
Vancouver landed in eighth place on the Google Flights trending list, while Toronto was fifth.
The top 10
Here’s the list of the top 10 trending Google Flights destinations searched for in the US for 2022.
1. London, UK
2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3. Paris, France
4. New Delhi, India
5. Toronto, Canada
6. Rome, Italy
7. Mumbai, India
8. Vancouver, Canada
9. Lisbon, Portugal
10. New York, NY