Best Hashtags for Travel in 2020

February 10, 2020 9:00 am

Everybody loves travel hashtags, but not many use them to their greatest advantage!

The name of the game for professional players is engagement (not necessarily hustling for likes and followers).

As a rule, aim to incorporate travel hashtags as seamlessly as possible, don’t over-apply, don’t overload the caption and only use hashtags that are genuinely relevant to the image or video content!

It is sometimes helpful to think of the noble hashtag as a way to ‘file’ your content: before you tag think, where does my content fit and what terms best apply to this image/video?

Here is a simple and effective formula to help you maximise your travel hashtag driven engagement:

#[basic travel hashtag] + #[country] OR #[state] + #[city] OR #[airport]* + #[activity} + #[surroundings/objects] + #[the moment] + #[specialised travel] + #[Instagram specific – optional]

Top Basic Travel Hashtags

  1. #travel
  2. #instatravel
  3. #travelphotography
  4. #travelgram
  5. #tourist
  6. #tourism
  7. #vacation
  8. #traveler
  9. #traveling
  10. #travelbug
  11. #travels
  12. #traveller
  13. #travelph
  14. #travelers
  15. #travellife
  16. #travelpics
  17. #travelpic
  18. #travellers
  19. #travelersnotebook
  20. #travelbag
  21. #travelporn
  22. #travelogue
  23. #travelingram
  24. #travelblog
 
Some other fun, popular travel tags include:
  • #thegoodlife
  • #cruise
  • #vaycaymode
  • #traveltips
  • #travelfriendly
  • #wheretonext

 

Travel Hashtags by Destination

The ideal hashtag formula for destination reads: #[country] OR #[state] + #[city] OR #[airport]*

(*airport applies if the city’s name is too long)

So, for example, a holiday to Broome might go something like this: #travel #westernaustralia #broome

Some of the top location-based hashtags for travel in Western Australia are:

Click here for more WA and Perth Hashtags >>

Some of the best Australia-wide travel hashtags include:
  • #seeaustralia
  • #australiagram
  • #exploreaustralia
  • #backpackingaustralia
  • #australiatravels
  • #travelaus

 

Hashtags by activity

Once you’ve categorised your travel related image or video according to destination, it stands to reason that you should tag it according to what you’re doing!

  1. #running
  2. #hiking
  3. #flying
  4. #swimming
  5. #relaxing
  6. #spa
Others:
  • #sup
  • #fishing
  • #surfing
  • #explore
  • #adventure
  • #camping
  • #cycling
  • #snorkelling
  • #diving
  • #yoga
  • #offroad
  • #shopping

 

Hashtags by what’s around you

From here add in descriptors of the surroundings or objects pictured in the image or video. For example:

  1. #sky
  2. #clouds
  3. #beach
  4. #food
  5. #nature
  6. #sunset
  7. #night
Others:
  • #mountains
  • #dessert
  • #art
  • #sun
  • #music
  • #party
  • #wedding
  • #dinner
  • #landscape
  • #airport
  • #wildlife

 

Hashtags for the moment

Add in a hashtag that expresses how the image or video makes you feel in that moment, some of the most popular include:

  1. #love
  2. #pretty
  3. #funny
  4. #amazing
  5. #awesome
  6. #yum
  7. #cute
  8. #luxury
Others:
  • #happy
  • #fun
  • #smile
  • #good
  • #perfect
  • #inspire
  • #relax
  • #delicious

 

Specialised Travel Hashtags

Of course, be sure to include some of the specialised travel hashtags!

Think air travel:

  • #[airline]
  • #[plane make]
  • #[plane model]
  • #instaplane
  • #planeporn
  • #planespotting
  • #planelovers
  • #aviation
  • #landing
  • #takeoff
  • #skylovers
  • #RTW (round the world)

Travel companies or organisations.

Most, if not all, travel and tourism companies or organisations can be hashtagged and some will repost your images!

  • #tourismwa
  • #topdeck
  • #contiki
  • #LP (Lonely Planet)

Lastly, have a go at weekly travel hashtags, like:

  • #TravelTuesday
  • #BeachThursday
  • #MountainMonday
  • #whereyoudratherbe (Wednesday, but any time!)

Instagram-specific hashtags

Instagram have their own set of basic hashtags, each with massive following, so it makes sense to include one or more for good measure, but only where possible.

  1. #instagood
  2. #instamood
  3. #instadaily
  4. #bestoftheday
  5. #iphoneonly
  6. #nofilter
  7. #igdaily
  8. #instalove
  9. #igaddict
  10. #instalike 

Learn how to promote your travel business with travel hashtags here »