TikTok is a video sharing app that allows you to make, edit and post your own videos. It was founded in 2016 by Beijing-based tech company owned by ByteDance.
With over 1 billion users, it’s one of the most popular apps in the world. It’s a great way to meet new people who share your interests – which is why we think it’s perfect for traveling!
Keep reading to discover why TikTok should be a part of your travel arsenal.
1. TikTok is the Best Social Media Channel for Travel
It was the most downloaded app in the world in 2022. With so many global users, you can access real-time information about any destination.
Which explains why 34% of travelers were influenced by TikTok in 2022. Unlike Google, TikTok doesn’t default to only showing overly popular and overcrowded destinations. It makes it much easier to find hidden gems.
TikTok also offers a variety of ways to monetize content. This is a great motivating factor for travel influencers to provide relatable and trustworthy content you can count on.
2. Learn Everything You Need to Know About Your Desired Destination
In addition to being entertaining, TikTok can also be educational! By watching videos made by people who live in and travel to these places, you’ll get a real sense of what it’s like.
Consider watching some of these travel-themed TikTok channels:
- @crosbygracetravels – This U.S. based van-lifer reveals her nomadic lifestyle through adventures and remote work.
- @flyallegiant – Get all the best travel tips and inspiration for each of our 125+ destinations!
- @riotravelers – This globe-trotting couple gives practical travel tips and tricks for every country they travel to.
3. Gather the Latest Travel Trends
Discover trends like how to travel environmentally friendly, blend business with leisure, and what indigenous tourism is. To name a few.
Making sustainable travel choices has moved to the forefront of our minds in the past few years. The travel industry is becoming more aware of the impact that tourism has on the environment and local people, and TikTok influencers are trying to spread the message of eco-friendly tourism.
Remote work has almost become the norm after the pandemic. With the ability to work from anywhere, travelers are choosing to, well, work from anywhere. But it can be challenging to find places that have reliable Wi-Fi and comfortable work spaces. TikTok allows influencers to “test-drive” possible remote work locations so you know what to expect!
4. Realistic Reviews on Hotels, Attractions, Activities, and More
TikTok is a great place to get unbiased feedback. Firsthand experiences help you make informed decisions about your trip.
From the restaurant that serves the best pizza in town to the hotel with a comfy bed and a view, TikTok influencers can give you real advice on where to go.
Or if you’re traveling with friends or family, TikTok can help you find places that work for everyone in your group. With varying interests to contend with and different opinions on what makes for a good vacation, it can be hard to find spots that everyone will enjoy.
5. Get helpful tips on traveling smart
Learn new ways on how to save money while traveling, avoid scams, and stay safe in the city or country you’re visiting.
Influencers offer tips on the whole spectrum of traveling:
- What you’ll need to pack (and what you can leave behind).
- How to stay healthy while exploring and trying local foods.
- Exclusive information on the the latest and greatest deals for hotels, excursions, rental cars, flights, and more
P.S. When you find someone you want to follow, check and see if they have a travel blog linked to their TikTok account! These are great resources for things like itineraries, packing lists, budgets, etc.
If you’re planning on traveling soon, we highly recommend checking out TikTok before leaving home. You’ll discover so many things you need to know about where you’re going, and what to do when you get there!
To keep up with the latest U.S. travel tips, follow Allegiant on TikTok at @flyallegiant. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook @allegiant.
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