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Pinterest releases its picks of top travel trends for 2019
AFP Relaxnews / 07:25 PM December 27, 2018
Abandoned castles, small town travel and fall getaways are some of the top travel trends predicted to become increasingly popular in 2019 by Pinterest.
The top travel trends are based on search growth over a six-month period among their 250 million users.
Here are a few trends that saw double and triple-digit growth on Pinterest and which are predicted to gain traction in 2019:
Searches for “small town travel” rose +276 percent
Travelers are seeking respite from urban, concrete jungle life and looking up small towns, bucolic views and bed and breakfast accommodations for a quaint holiday.
Searches for “less traveled island” rose +179 percent
Pinterest users are turning away from popular island destinations and looking up secluded, remote islands instead.
Searches for “abandoned castles” rose 142 percent
More than gold-gilded halls of luxury castles, travelers are expressing interest in the charm of derelict, rural, dilapidated and abandoned castles.
Searches for “zero waste travel” rose +74 percent
Travelers are becoming increasingly aware of the carbon footprint their globetrotting leaves on the planet and are looking up ways to practice “zero waste travel” from strategic packing, eating and sustainable accommodations.
Searches for “autumn scenery” up +94 percent
The allure of fall foliage, leaf-peeping road trips, cider sipping and other autumnal treats have helped fall travel surge in popularity. JB