As More People Get Vaccinated, How Much Are Georgians Itching To Travel?


Now that many Americans are getting the COVID-19 vaccine, they’re also thinking of travel plans.

Trips to Discover used Google search data to analyze and rank the states with the most active travel search recoveries. The team compared search histories this year with those in 2019, before the pandemic.

“Prior to completing this study, we had seen substantial quarter-over-quarter growth on our own website, to the tune of 2 million additional visitors and thousands more travel bookings,” said Dayne Ford, Founder and CEO of TripsToDiscover.com. “We’ve been producing travel content and working with travel booking partners since 2014 and have never seen such a sharp increase. We had to know more.”

Georgia rose five spots on the list, making its way into the Top 10.

This year, Georgia ranks No. 7.

Here’s the rest of the Top 10:

  1. Florida
  2. South Carolina
  3. Mississippi
  4. Nevada
  5. Utah
  6. Alabama
  7. Georgia
  8. New York
  9. Delaware
  10. Louisiana

Findings also show that Florida hung onto the No. 1 spot. Alabama experienced the biggest jump in the rankings, skyrocketing from No. 30 in 2019 to No. 6 in 2021. Hawaii, on the other hand, experienced the largest drop, falling from No. 5 in 2019 to No. 33 in 2021, according to Trips to Discover.

See the rest of the rankings here.

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