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South Africans have a wide and varied list of places they’d like to visit in the near term. This will come as good news to a travel sector that has been waiting to reopen and is ready to welcome them with open arms.

 

South Africa (16 October 2020) – The relaxation of lockdown rules and travel bans, coupled with the upcoming festive season, has South Africans dreaming about ticking off places on their travel bucket lists. Below we have rounded up the top travel-related searches by South Africans between 25 September and 01 October 2020.

Top searched neighbouring vacation travel destinations:

  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Swaziland
  • Zimbabwe

Top searched vacation travel destination in Europe:

  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Russia

Trending questions on travelling:

  • Which countries will be allowed to travel to South Africa?
  • Can South Africans travel to the USA?
  • Which borders are open?
  • Can South Africans travel to Mauritius?
  • Can South Africans travel to China?
  • Can South Africans travel to the UK?
  • Is Botswana’s border open?
  • Is international travel allowed?
  • Can US citizens travel to South Africa?

Trending vacation searches:

  • Romantic getaway Hartebeespoort
  • 20 sleeper holiday house North Coast
  • Birah holiday resort
  • Thailand packages
  • Holiday destination
  • Vacation work for students
  • When are school holidays
  • Dream vacation club bonus breaks
  • Holiday specials South Africa

South Africans have a wide and varied list of places they’d like to visit in the near term, if the above search trends are any indicator. This will come as good news to a travel sector that has been waiting to reopen and is ready to welcome them with open arms.

Search interest is plotted on an index of 0 – 100 and anything over 40 indicates high levels of search interest relative to other terms being searched at the time. Live search data is available on the Google South Africa Trends site.

Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what South Africans have been searching for and asking Google. Google processes more than 40 000 search queries every second. This translates to more than a billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year, worldwide.


Sources: Google 
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