HomeToGo unveils top 12 trending summer destinations

Worldwide: HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental search engine, has unveiled its list of the top trending destinations for this year’s summer season, according to year-on-year searches. 

One conclusion to extrapolate from the survey is that American travellers are becoming increasingly attracted to the prospect of long-haul adventure travel when it comes to summer vacations, judging by the destinations on the list.

Half of the top 12 trending destinations for summer 2019 are situated in Europe, while three are located in North America — including the Blue Ridge Mountains, which saw the highest increase in searches of 839 per cent. Meanwhile, Africa, Asia and South America each have one destination from their continents in the top 12.

To calculate the year-on-year search increases, HomeToGo examined its own company metasearch data, comparing searches from the first five months of 2019 to the same time period in 2018. The findings show that the top 12 trending destinations for 2019 are:

Destination

Country

Year-on-Year

Increase in searches

1

Blue Ridge Mountains

USA

839 per cent

2

Lanzarote

Spain

469 per cent 

3

Halkidiki

Greece

460 per cent

4

Rimouski

Canada

455 per cent

5

Budva

Montenegro

369 per cent 

6

Durban

South Africa

280 per cent

7

Boracay

The Philippines

244 per cent

8

Lyon

France

211 per cent

9

Alaska

USA

210 per cent

10

Hvar

Croatia

199 per cent

11

Riga

Latvia

167 per cent

12

Santa Marta

Colombia

152 per cent

For more information about the top 12 trending destinations for summer 2019, visit the results page at the HomeToGo website here.

HomeToGo head of inbound marketing, Joanna Booth, said: “It is exciting to see how American travellers are becoming increasingly adventurous on a year-on-year basis, and are willing to trade well-known closer-to-home favourites, like Mexico, in favour of lesser-known destinations like Colombia, Montenegro, and The Philippines.

“We are delighted to introduce these trending destinations and provide inspiration for travellers ahead of summer 2019,” she added.