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Yahoo Travel reports OC in top 10 of vacation searches

(Dec. 12, 2014) Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Key West, Ocean City, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Virginia Beach and San Francisco, in order, were searched for most often by users of Yahoo Travel.

Ocean City is the only new arrival to the list, compiled annually by the search engine as part of its year-in-review search data report.

“This is good news. We’re right there by Key West and I think we’re holding our own against other highly desirable resort destinations,” Ocean City Councilwoman Mary Knight said.

The top three cities, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and New Orleans, are the same as last year and Ocean City is the only new addition to the list, according to Yahoo Travel.

“It’s an indication that our advertising is working,” Mayor Rick Meehan said. “The visitors who come here are looking at returning. It’s a positive sign for OC and I’m happy to hear more.”

The rankings, of course, don’t include information from other search engines or measure bookings based on searches.

“It’s been our goal to reach more and more people and to get OC out in front of everyone,” Meehan said.

“The next step,” Knight said, “is to relate to the people who are coming here.”

The same report concluded users were more likely to search Southwest Airlines and Marriott hotels.

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