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Travel Trends 2018: From Desert Destinations to One-day Vacays

Here is a list of upcoming trends for 2018 in the field of travel and tourism.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:December 15, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
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Travel Trends 2018: From Desert Destinations to One-day Vacays
The Atacama Desert in Chile (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ Byelikova_Oksana/ Istock.com)
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%. 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 USA.

Travel journals
With saves for "travel journal" up 169%, 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%. River cruises in Vietnam, Germany and Egypt are particularly popular.

Street art
From Bristol, UK, 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%.

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%.
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