It seems that, when planning a trip, travelers in 2016 looked to the Mediterranean coast as the spot to spend their precious vacation days and dollars. However, they also looked to South East Asia and even North America, while a certain communist Caribbean nation has been getting its share of online attention of late. Below, we’ve listed the ten most searched-for travel destinations in 2016.
It is no wonder that Croatia tops the list of most searched-for travel destinations. With a generous Mediterranean coastline, hundreds of islands and a lush interior largely given over to national parks, Croatia is dripping with natural beauty.
Culturally, it features the Istrian peninsula, an old world paradise of tiny villages and ridiculously good food, as well as the coastal city of Dubrovnik, which blends a trendy food and club scene with Roman-era structures that helped bring the world of Game of Thrones to life.
All of that, and Croatia is still inexpensive, especially compared with its Mediterranean sisters to the west. As this list demonstrates, however, Croatia is on many radars, so the time to cruise its islands and explore its lakes is now.