Did you know that more than double the amount of travellers visit Pinterest for travel inspo than the top OTAs?
Travellers are flocking to the site to dream up new ways to travel, from atypical destinations to unusual (and more eco-friendly!) modes of transportation.
Pinterest has just released a sneak peek into the official 100 Pinterest trends of 2019!
How do they know it’s a trend?
By looking at the searches of the 250 million + people around the world who frequent the site, of course.
Search terms that get more and more searches each month and continue on an upward trajectory for more than six months get the ‘trend’ stamp of approval.
So what are the biggest trends for travel?
All’s fare in bus travel: Whether it’s a one-day tour or getting from Caracas to Patagonia, thrifty travellers are boarding the bus. (Searches for bus travel +32 per cent))
Hot springs have sprung: People are finding restoration and relaxation in hot springs—from high-end resorts to out in nature. (Searches for hot springs +32 per cent)
Game of stones: Travelers are skipping the lines at Versailles and seeking out divine, derelict and dilapidated castles. (Searches for abandoned castles +142 per cent)
No man’s island: Maui no more! Instead, people are diverting to less-travelled islands for that rare pura vida experience. (Searches for less travelled islands +179 per cent)
A wheelie good tour: Both enthusiasts and casual peddlers are trying bike tours—plus, all that cardio means more cheese-eating en route. (Searches for bike tours +64 per cent)
Destination unknown: Gather a group, clear their calendars, keep the endpoint hush-hush, and practice shouting “Surprise!” (Searches for surprise destination +192 per cent)
Out-of-the-way towns: People are seeking out small towns for their bucolic views, unique BnBs and low-key R&R. (Searches for small town travel +276 per cent)
Waste not, jaunt not: “Zero waste travel” means strategic and sustainable packing, eating and even hotel-ing. (Searches for zero waste travel +74 per cent)
Have a nice Fall: Sipping hot cider, peeping and stomping autumnal leaves…it’s no wonder people are falling for Fall getaways. (Searches for autumn scenery +94 per cent)
Oh Rio, Rio: The Summer Olympics may be over, but Rio’s still got the sand, the city and carnaval. (Searches for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil +142 per cent)