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 travellers, with pins on the theme up 33%. According to Pinterest, 68% 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% 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%, bullet journals are inspiring new kinds of travel logs as a top trend for 2018. Travellers are getting creative, narrating their own travel experiences with journal entries including colourful 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%. River cruises in Vietnam, Germany and Egypt are particularly popular.

Street art

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

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%. – AFP Relaxnews