Travel trends: Danes didn’t stray far this year

Data from Copenhagen-based Momondo showed that European destinations were preferred in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on many aspects of society, and according to data from search engine Momondo, travel is one of them. 

By analysing millions of searches, the Copenhagen-based company revealed that people in Denmark preferred to stay closer to home in 2021.

The most searched destination list was led by Malaga, followed by Paris, Mallorca, London and Rome. 

Barcelona, Istanbul, Dubai, Beirut and Berlin completed the top 10. Notable absences were cities such as New York and Bangkok. 

“2021 has been an unpredictable year, and that includes travel. Various travel restrictions has had an impact on  travel demands, to some extent, but I do think that the Danes are getting better at navigating the changes,” said Per Christiansen, a Momondo spokesperson.

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US led trips to Denmark
According to Momondo, the busiest day of the year in terms of travel search dates was on October 16, the start of the autumn holidays. 

Momondo data also showed that the US topped the list of countries that had the most searches for trips to Denmark. The UK, Germany, France and Spain followed suit.

“Even though flight searches to Denmark from abroad remained below average compared to before the Corona Crisis, international tourism was present this year,” wrote Momondo.