Travel website Kayak released its annual “Travel Hacker Guide” Thursday which includes top trending destinations, budget-friendly cities and tips for how to book the cheapest flights. A team of data scientists and experts analyzed the site’s more than 1.5 billion searches to put together the guide.

Kayak’s vice president of marketing, David Solomito, joined “CBS This Morning” to break down where to go and when to book your trips for 2018. Among the top 10 trending destinations were eight European cities including Paris and Barcelona, but taking the top trending spot was Maui, Hawaii.

“Maui is always popular, it’s kind of the quintessential Hawaiian experience. You have luxury but you also have some of the local culture that’s there.

And in response, airlines had added routes so it’s become more accessible and has become more affordable. We saw over a 51 percent increase in searches to Maui on Kayak,” Solomito said.

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