Asia-Pacific dominates top 10 most Instagrammable countries list
INSTAGRAMMABILITY has become such a big part of travelers’ lives, it influences what to do, where to eat, what to wear, and is now a major deciding factor when choosing travel destinations.
Hence, in this day and age, it is vital for a country or location to be rated highly Instagrammable because social media-savvy travelers care a lot about how good their trip will look on social media and whether or not they can outdo each other.
Big 7 Travel (part of Big Seven Media) recently released a list of the world’s most Instagrammable countries based on a scoring system that analyzed the number of hashtags per destination, survey results of Big Seven Media readers, and votes cast by a panel of travel experts.
Of the people surveyed by Big Seven Media, 67 percent of people said they have visited a new destination after seeing it on Instagram, while 61 percent of people have booked a specific hotel after seeing it on their Instagram feed.
Meanwhile, 33 percent of people surveyed say they research their upcoming holiday destination via their Instagram feed.
The countries are ranked in order of their visual allure and popularity, and the list also includes the seven best spots to visit in each country for a guaranteed amazing Instagram photo.
From sweeping stretches of pristine beaches to ancient monuments with hundreds of stories to tell, and kitsch cocktail bars and street art hipsters will love, these are the top 10 most Instagrammable countries:
1. Australia (89.98 percent)
2. Hong Kong (86.99 percent)
3. Canada (82.84 percent)
4. Indonesia (81.10 percent)
5. South Africa (80.94 percent)
6. Maldives (80.23 percent)
7. India (80.00 percent)
8. US (79.97 percent)
9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (79.92 percent)
10. Singapore (79.45 percent)
Other countries in the Asia-Pacific which made it to the top 20 include Thailand (78.80 percent), Japan (78.77 percent), Malaysia (78.39 percent), and Turkey (78.00 percent).
So, which of these Instagrammer-approved countries will you be heading off to next?