Battle of the beaches: Research reveals top holiday destinations for Brits in 2021

TD Editor

Travel insurance firm Medical Travel Compared has analysed 2020 Google searches to identify next year’s top holiday destinations of choice among Brits.

The research shows that it’s the picture-perfect Maldives that sweeps the number one spot of dream holiday destinations, closely followed by Mexico and then Bali. For those in the north of the UK and Northern Ireland, Mexico is the most wanderlust-worthy, while searches for The Maldives dominate in the south.

A survey of over 3,000 UK travellers conducted by the travel insurer earlier this year found that four in five of us (83%) feel optimistic about travel next year and it’s clear to see Brits are using this time in lockdown to research next year’s getaway.

The UK’s most searched-for holiday destinations for 2021:

The Maldives




Bluewaters is a man-made mixed-use island located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence.


Phi Phi Ley island, where “The Beach” movie was filmed


turkey summerBarbados


Mykonos, Greece - Qatar Airways



Havana, Cuba - Cuba Holidays
Havana, Cuba

Tommy Lloyd, chief product officer at Medical Travel Compared comments: “As a nation we’ve seen a huge rise in demand for staycations since the Coronavirus pandemic, but our research reveals that people are longing to experience the world. It’s great to see that travel confidence for 2021 is high and Britons haven’t lost their wanderlust despite the various lockdown and quarantine measures currently in place.”

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