Top 10 Trending Destinations For Travelers In The US And Can...

Top 10 Trending Destinations For Travelers In The US And Canada 2015 On Kayak

Milan, Italy tops the list of the top trending destination for travelers in the United States and Canada, according to the leading travel search engine Kayak.

To compile the list, analysts at Kayak analyzed data from more than a billion queries conducted in the United States and Canada between November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2014.

Travel search site published its 2015 “Travel Hacker Guide” with a bevy of data-driven insights based on user searches and travel bookings.

Milan, Italy tops the list of the top 10 trending destinations worldwide with a whopping 105% increase in click share versus last year; cities like Toronto, Savannah, Nashville, Hartford, and Montreal also made the list.

The guide features four curated top-10 lists, including the top 10 trending destinations, the top 10 most popular destinations, the top 10 deal destinations and the top 10 trending beach destinations.

The first question to answer: What is “trending” destinations?

That is, destinations that have seen the largest growth in searches over the past 12 months.

The Top 10 Trending Destinations Travelers Yearn For The Most:

Central Station Milan, Italy

1. Milan, Italy    

Change in Popularity: 105% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Milan, Italy:
1. Grand Hotel Verdi
2. Nhow Milano
3. NH Milano Touring
4. Starhotels Echo
5. Hotel Pierre Milano

Hacker Tip: The 2015 World Expo and new canal-side bars and restaurants are helping lead a youthful renaissance.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  

Change in Popularity: 49% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Rio de Janiero:
1. Miramar Hotel by Windsor
2. Hotel Atlantico Centro
3. Atlantico Copacabana
4. Windsor Florida
5. Hotel Fasano Rio

Hacker Tip: As Olympic anticipation really heats up travel interest, Santa Teresa offers for a break from the beach crowds.

Portland, Oregon

3. Portland, Oregon 

Change in Popularity: 45% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Portland, Oregon:
1. The Benson Hotel
2. Hotel Modera
3. Hotel Vintage Plaza
4. RiverPlace
5. The Nines

Hacker Tip: When you tire of biking around the Western capital of cool, escape to the tranquil Japanese Garden.

Hyderabad, India

4. Hyderabad, India    

Change in Popularity: 42% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Hyderabad, India:
1. The Park Hyderabad
2. Taj Banjara
3. Park Hyatt Hyderabad
4. ITC Kakatiya
5. Taj Falaknuma Palace

Hacker Tip: Formerly known as the City of Pearls, the city has traded its jewels for tech – and nightlife.

Athens, Greece

5. Athens, Greece  

  Change in Popularity: 17% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Athens, Greece:
1. Royal Olympic Hotel
2. Electra Palace Hotel
3. Njv Athens Plaza
4. Divani Caravel
5. Fresh Hotel

Hacker Tip: The rebounding economy and four-day archeological pass has visitors flocking to Athens’ ancient ruins. OPA!

Toronto, Canada

6. Toronto, Canada    

Change in Popularity: 16% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Toronto, Canada:
1. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto
2. DoubleTree Hotel
3. Grand Hotel & Suites
4. Four Seasons Hotel
5. Trump International

Hacker Tip: The 2015 Pan Am Games and emerging music scene will make Toronto even more of a trending travel town.

7. Savannah, Georgia    

Change in Popularity: 15% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Savannah, Georgia:
1. Dresser Palmer House
2. Hamilton-Turner Inn
3. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff
4. Hyatt Regency Savannah
5. The Westin Savannah

Hacker Tip: Abraham Lincoln was given the city as a gift, and charms like Davenport House are gifts that keep on giving.

8. Nashville, Tennessee    

Change in Popularity: 15% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Nashville, Tennessee:
1. Omni Nashville Hotel
2. Renaissance Hotel
3. Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
4. Hutton Hotel
5. Sheraton Downtown

Hacker Tip: The Bluebird Café attracts talent that — like Nashville itself – is on the rise.

9. Hartford, Connecticut

Change in Popularity: 15% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Hartford, Connecticut:
1. Avon Old Farms Hotel
2. Courtyard Farmington
3. Courtyard Windsor
4. Hilton Hartford
5. Marriott Downtown

Hacker Tip: Business travelers have Hartford on a roll, and the sandwiches at Corner Grinder Shop keep them full.

10. Montreal, Canada

Change in Popularity: 14% increase in flight searches vs. previous year

Top 5 trending Hotels in Montreal, Canada:
1. Ruby Foo’s
2. Hotel 10
3. Chateau Champlain
4. Lofts du Vieux-Port
5. Hotel St Paul

Hacker Tip: Dining at L’express has Francophiles seeing la vie en rose without the Ambien-induced flight to Paris

Top 10 Trending Hotels within the top Trending Destinations (hotels with the greatest year-over-year increase in search activity within the top 10 Trending Destinations):

1. NH Milano Grand Hotel Verdi, Milan, Italy
2. Miramar Hotel by Windsor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3. The Benson Hotel, Portland, OR
4. The Park Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
5. Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece
6. Shangri-La Hotel Toronto, Toronto, Canada
7. Dresser Palmer House, Savannah, GA
8. Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN
9. Avon Old Farms Hotel, Hartford, CT
10. Hotel Ruby Foo’s, Montreal, Canada

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