While we may not be allowed to travel right now, Capetonians can celebrate the fact that we already live in a top tourist destination. The Mother City has been awarded yet another accolade, this time being ranked on a list of the world’s most popular destinations to visit post-lockdown.
The list, compiled by Big Seven Travel, is based on a survey from their audience on social media. The survey also considers trending holiday locations on Google Search in the past 30 days.
“Looking at the destinations our readers have been searching for the most on site, a survey of our 1.5 audience on social media, taking into account trending holiday locations on Google Search in the past 30 days, we can see that there’s a clear a trend for post-lockdown getaways: remote islands, peaceful countryside breaks and tropical paradise beaches,” says Big Seven Travel.
“Traveller’s wish lists vary by region, but we’ve ranked them according to overall popularity. British people are keen to visit Thailand, Portugal and the Isle of Sky; Americans have Puerto Rico, Florida and Bora Bora on their minds, while Australians would most like to travel to Los Angeles, Italy and the scenic Aussie town of Esperance.”
Two South African locations have scored a spot on the list. Cape Town comes in 36th place on the list, and Kruger National Park in the 20th spot.
The top 10 places are:
10 – Iceland
9 – Hawaii, USA
8 – Kerry, Ireland
7 – Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
6 – Koh Tao, Thailans
5- Palawan, Phillipines
4 – The Algarve, Portugal
3 – Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
2 – South Island, New Zealand
1 – Santorini, Greece