From desert destinations to one-day vacays: Pinterest's travel trends for 2018 | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The Atacama Desert in Chile. Image: Byelikova_Oksana/ via AFP Relaxnews
The Atacama Desert in Chile. Image: Byelikova_Oksana/ via AFP Relaxnews

Pinterest has revealed its list of upcoming trends for 2018 in the field of travel and tourism.

The social network, which lets users share interests via images, has become a source of inspiration for travelers, with “Pins” on the theme up 33 percent. According to Pinterest, 68 percent of users say they’re using the site to search out travel destinations to visit in the future.

Desert destinations
Saves on the theme of “desert travel” are up 125 percent on Pinterest. Popular desert destinations include Morocco, Rub al-Khali in the United Arab Emirates, the Atacama Desert in Chile and arid regions of the United States.

Travel journals
With saves for “travel journal” up 169 percent, bullet journals are inspiring new kinds of travel logs as a top trend for 2018. Travelers are getting creative, narrating their own travel experiences with journal entries including colorful sketches, collages, calligraphy and more.

River cruises
From the Rhine to the Mekong, river cruising is taking over from the ocean waves in 2018. This new travel experience is proving popular on Pinterest with saves for “river cruises” up 346 percent. River cruises in Vietnam, Germany and Egypt are particularly popular.

Street art
From Bristol, United Kingdom to Melbourne, Australia, street art brings the walls of the world’s cities to life and travelers are now planning trips to take in the sights. Saves for “street art” are up 79 percent.

One-day vacay
While city breaks are still popular, anyone who’s lucky enough to travel for work can use the opportunity to add an extra day to their escapade to discover their destination. Saves for “24-hour travel” are up 134 percent. JB



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