This resort town in Egypt is one of the 10 most searched destinations on Pinterest + Airbnb

2018-10-15 15:00 - Marisa Crous
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Hut on the beach. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (Photo: iStock)

Where to go next? Of course, many of us have a travel bucket list, whether in Excel format or merely mapped out in our mind, we often daydream about the next country or city we'd like to visit. 

Mine? Kyoto, Japan. Which, incidentally, is up 55% in Pinterest searches since 2016. 

Pinterest reports that travel-related searches are up with 37% on its platform this year, with pinners' #wanderlust at an all time high. Pinterest and Airbnb recently collaborated in an effort to suss out, across platforms, the most searched for destinations. 

It generated ten top destinations and also found that budget-travel searches are up 500% and that 60% more people are picking cold-but-green destinations like Iceland and Scotland than years past. 

PICS: Instagram hasn't discovered this beautiful African beach yet - and it's paradise 

Here is a list of the top 10 trending places to head to now: 

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Voted one of the world's best beach destinations, it also offers some of the world's best scuba diving. 

Tenerife, Canary Islands 


This Spanish island has been a long-time favourite for those seeking island jungle adventures.

Courchevel, France

Head here for a winter wonderland. The area also promises the world’s largest lift-linked ski region.  

Scottish Highlands

Whiskey? Check. Green. Check. Nessy? If you're lucky...

Reykjavik, Iceland

Quick Guide Iceland: Land of vikings, active volcanoes and geothermal pools 

From Blue Lagoon to Landmannalaugar, find some of the world's best hot springs in and around this breathtakingly picturesque city. 

Kyoto, Japan

Known for its magnitude of shrines, the city also boasts epic ancient architecture and dense bamboo forests.  

Bora Bora, Polynesia

This is basically paradise, defined. 

New York City, NY

A classic traveller must, The Big Apple will never go out of style.

Santorini, Greece

White-washed buildings, turquoise waters and bougainvillea. Santorini is a must when visiting the Cyclades. 

Barcelona, Spain

Within view of the Mediterranean, this city is always switched on. Enjoy its art scene, food and bustling vibe. 

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