Where do the French go on holiday? We asked Google.

We recently looked at data from around the world, about where different nationalities want to go on holiday. We thought it'd be fun to have a look through some of the different individual countries in the piece and where they want to go on holiday.

 

Here are the top 20 holiday destinations for the French:

 

  1. Spain - 16.1%
  2. Portugal - 11%
  3. Italy - 5.4%
  4. Greece - 4.3%
  5. France - 4.1%
  6. Croatia - 3.4%
  7. Morocco - 2.8%
  8. Malta - 2.3%
  9. Thailand - 2.2%
  10. United Kingdom - 1.8%
  11. Canada - 1.7%
  12. Cuba - 1.6%
  13. Tunisia - 1.6%
  14. Belgium - 1.6%
  15. Dominican Republic - 1.4%
  16. Switzerland - 1.4%
  17. Turkey - 1.3%
  18. Monaco - 1.3%
  19. Ireland - 1.3%
  20. Cape Verde - 1.1%

 

The top 4 are all close, nice European holiday destinations, we saw this pattern quite often in the data, going nearby is cheap, convient and that often wins out when it comes to picking a holiday. Turns out of the French are no different.

 

So what makes the French travel far away from home? Mostly gorgeous beaches. Of the top 20 destinations most of the furthest destinations like Thailand, Dominican Republic and Cuba are all known for excellent beaches.

Thailand - Koh Tao

Notably missing is Germany (sorry guys) and a surprise entrance by the UK in at number 10.


We can also see the effect of language here. As we see time and time again in this series, people like traveling to locations that speak their language. Morocco, Tunisia and Canada are all far away, but have large French speaking populations.

Big White Ski Resort in Canada