Ahead of World Tourism Day on Monday, September 27, Google Maps announced the top tourist destinations in Ireland and Europe.
Dublin’s Phoenix Park tops the list of Ireland’s most popular destinations, followed by Dublin Zoo and Trinity College.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris was the most sought-after tourist destination in all of Europe, followed by the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, and the Louvre Museum in France.
The most popular tourist destinations in Ireland on Google Maps:
1. Phoenix Park
2. Dublin Zoo
3. Trinity College Dublin
4. Tayto Park
5. Aviva Stadium
6. Guinness Storehouse
7. Connemara National Park
8. Dublin Castle
9. Croke Park
10. Powerscourt House and Gardens
The most searched tourist destination in Europe on Google Maps:
1. Eiffel Tower (France)
2.Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (Spain)
3.Louvre Museum (France)
6.Plitvička jezera (Croatia)
7.Costiera Amalfitana (Italy)
9. Duomo di Milano (Italy)
10.Camp Nou (Spain)
On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Google Maps shared some tips on using its platform while traveling.
Top tips from Google Maps:
1. Tabs are your new checklist: Use the tabs at the bottom of the app to track your travel list and find your next must-see destination! Check out the Updates tab to see trends and must-see spots from local experts and publishers – so you can find the best things to do, wherever you are.
2. Remember where you’ve been: From the new park you found to the gorgeous art gallery you want to revisit, use Saved Places to display all of those places in one place. It’s perfect for remembering and sharing recommendations with friends.
3. Avoid crowds at all costs: Time your tours around crowds with information about public transport congestion. (Bonus: it makes social distancing easier!) Search for a tourist destination on Google Maps or tap it on the map to see things like opening hours and forecasted crowding.
Google has also launched a new set of features and initiatives to help travel companies connect with people online, including new ways for search users to discover attractions, tours, or activities, and highlighting the sustainability of hotels.
Google is also joining the Travalyst coalition as a founding member. Travalyst is a nonprofit organization that strives to identify and help make the systemic changes needed for sustainable travel to break out of the niche and become the mainstream.