Wow, this year has been truly surreal for many reasons. As 2020 winds down, we’re seeing a ray of hope with a vaccine and hopefully normal times embracing us in the coming year. Surely, there’s going to be a significant amount of pent up demand once travel becomes easier, safer and more accessible to people once again. However, Google search trends are already revealing some of the top travel destinations many people are looking to visit in 2021.

Top Desired Travel Destinations for 2021

Travel Daily published some research by Club Med which dives into some of the top travel destinations people are looking to visit during 2021, based on search data by Google. I’m not surprised by many of the entries and they’re definitely tempting me to make a booking. Here are the top 10. You can read the full report here. From this list, Thailand and Mexico continue to be some of my favorite destinations, with Maldives next on the horizon for a possible visit soon.

  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Spain
  • USA
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Mauritius
  • South Africa

Also Read: How to track travel restrictions before you book your next trip

The Pundit’s Mantra

As enticing as the pictures may be, many are still adopting a wait and watch approach. Many travel destinations have their own set of travel restrictions still in place. However, I’m considering going to the Maldives in the second half of 2021, assuming that things would have slowly coming back to normal by then.

Where do you plan to travel once travel opens up in 2021? Most importantly, how soon do you plan on traveling next year? Tell us in the comments section.


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