Americans had a serious case of Irish wanderlust in 2018

Ireland ranked very highly in Google’s annual Year in Search report as one of the most popular destinations searched for by Americans. 

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Business Insider reports that Ireland was the fifth most popular “trip to…” search made by Americans in 2018.

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Ireland ending up beating popular international destinations like Spain and Bora Bora.

A publicist for Google told Business Insider that the top 10 destinations weren’t necessarily the “most searched” for, rather these locales "had a high spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2018 as compared to 2017.”

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The top ten most popular “trip to…” searches made by Americans in 2018 are:

  1. Italy
  2. Paris
  3. Iceland
  4. Bahamas
  5. Ireland
  6. Vegas
  7. Bora Bora
  8. New York
  9. New Orleans
  10. Spain

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