Google Releases 2012’s Top Search Terms, Travel Destinations

Google released the top 2012 search trends categorized by country, including the most searched travel destinations, in its Zeitgeist 2012. 

Toronto, Canada topped the United States’ list of most searched international travel destinations followed by Paris and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The rest of the list includes Cancun, Vancouver, Rome, Montreal, Tokyo, St. Thomas Island and San Jose del Cabo.

The United States was No. 1 on Norway’s most searched destinations.

The United Kingdom’s list included Rio de Janeiro, Greece, Brazil, Dubai, Paris, London, Bruges, Cornwall, Edinburgh and Barcelona.

Barcelona was also featured on Spain, Ireland and Germany’s lists. Spain had a range of destinations on its list including London, Paris, Mexico, San Francisco, Barcelona, Turkey, Israel, Berlin, Los Angeles and Madrid.

Google studies more one trillion searches (or queries) that people typed into Google Search in 2012 to create the Zeitgeist. The top search worldwide in 2012 was Whitney Houston.

View more of the most searched travel destinations and other topics at The full list can be downloaded via a link on the bottom left side of the page under “Download the lists.”

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