Is it the end of perfectly-filtered Instagram travel photos? Skyscanner’s new 2020 Travel Trends report is in and the findings might just inspire you to look at your next holiday through a different lens.
The report, which surveyed more than 7,800 travelers across seven markets in Asia-Pacific, found holidaymakers were less influenced by social media than they were back in 2018; “social media travel” was one of the top motivators for travel in 2018, but experienced a whopping 44 percent decline for 2020.
The effects of social media on mental health have been well-documented. Studies have shown social media can negatively affect one’s self-esteem, memory retention and focus. Particularly for travel, online platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook can detract individuals from enjoying the moment in real-time.
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