NEW YORK – Travel and tourism in New York City is going big in 2022, or at least it is on the popular video-sharing app TikTok.
Bounce, a luggage storage app, recently conducted a survey of the most popular travel destinations and influencers on TikTok and found that the Big Apple is the second most popular travel destination on the app.
Looking at hashtags and views on the app to see which destinations were the most popular, they found that New York City had a total of 59.5 billion views.
It’s a step down from 2021, when New York City was No. 1 in the bounce study.
“While New York may have lost its spot as the most popular travel destination on TikTok, the city still attracts a large number of viewers to the platform and could reclaim the top spot in the coming years,” Bounce said in their research.
The most popular new travel destination is the ultra-rich city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Receiving 81.8 billion views and hashtags, the capital of the Emirate of Dubai has seen its popularity skyrocket in recent years thanks to its world-class entertainment, five-star hotels and stunning architecture.
In third place is the UK capital, London, with Turkey’s Istanbul and France’s Paris rounding out the top 5.
Three other US cities made Bounce’s top 10, with Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago all receiving billions of views.