You’ve taken the perfect shot on your vacation, and you want to share it with everyone on Twitter and Instagram. But you end up a little disappointed that you didn’t get any re-tweets or likes. Luckily for us, all we need to do to get a little attention for our epic posts is a simple vacation hashtag. And we’ve found some of the best hashtags to get you noticed on social media.
For those that aren’t familiar with the social media scene, hashtags are a way to make it easier to find things on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. All you need to do is add the pound sign (#) to whatever category you want the post to be associated with online. People will search for what they want to read about and get what they want. Simple.
Facebook posts are 39% more likely to get attention with a photo than just a simple text update.
And hashtags definitely get people noticed. Mashable notes that Facebook posts were 39 percent more likely to get attention with a photo than just a simple text update, especially if you publish your posts between 8 pm and 7 am. The good news is it’s easy to connect your Twitter and Instagram accounts to your Facebook page to get noticed. Just don’t use too many hashtags. Twitter etiquette suggests no more than two per tweet. And we’d venture to say the same should go for Instagram, even though you can use up to 30 tags on a single post.
These are the top vacation hashtags to use on your next trip:
The most basic, and most popular, hashtag for people on vacation. Use this one and you’ll get noticed by someone somewhere on this big blue marble.
This one gets a lot of attention on Twitter and Instagram, the latter garnering 59.6 million posts overall. Another option is #travelling, which is almost as popular and require only an extra “L.”
Heard of #throwbackthursday or #tbt? Those theme tags get a lot of attention for old photos on Thursdays. And the same holds true for the travelers in the crowd on Tuesdays.
This is the most important hashtag you’ll find in this article. Why, you ask? It’s the tag you use to get noticed by Skyscanner. Shameless plug? You betcha!
This is sort of a catchall hashtag, but effective nonetheless with more than 29 million posts to its credit on Instagram.
6. #[insert destination]
You obviously want people to know where you’re vacationing. So if you’re at Universal Orlando you should use #UniversalOrlando. Same goes for the cities, states, or countries you’re in: #Scotland, #Japan, #Mexico, #Canada, #NYC, #Chicago. You could even use area codes for the tags, like #305 rather than #miami.
Vacationing is supposed to be about exploring and finding new adventures. This tag puts you in a popular category that’s filled with people doing everything from white water rafting to shopping to taking off on a plane.
Unless you’re Superman, you’ll need some help flying to your destination. And that means making it to the airport. There’s always something to see while waiting for the flight. Sometimes the airport itself is crazy enough just to get pictures of the surroundings.
If you’ve got some time to play around on Mondays at 3 pm, you can inspire and be inspired with this Twitter chat. It brings everything from great photography to helpful tips on traveling to your fingertips.
This Twitter chat is geared toward the tourism industry, but it’s quite useful for us commoners. You’ll get good pointers on what platforms they’re using for interaction, which means you can probably get some more activity on your posts.
The good folks at Travel & Leisure put together a great chat on Tuesday afternoons that cover everything travel. It’s definitely worth your time to interact with this group online.
You know that strong desire you have to travel? Yeah, that’s called wanderlust. And a lot of people have it. Heck, they wear it proud with this hashtag of photos from all points of the globe.
Whether it’s cuddling with your kitty or rocking some New York Jets footy pajamas to relaxing on the beach, we all have our special version of paradise. This is the tag to show what your slice of heaven looks like.
Sometimes all you need to find your paradise is to pick a great resort to stay at on vacation. And these people are ready to show you where they’re staying for a memorable holiday.
With over 100 million posts on Instagram featuring the hashtag #trip, it’s safe to say that these four words will get your picture noticed.
Take one look at all the posts featuring the #travelgram hashtag on Instagram and it’s clear that this is the hashtag to use if you’ve got some professional-level travel photography to share.
This is not a travel-specific hashtag but with millions of posts and mentions on Instagram and Twitter, it’s the best way to get your nature shots out in the world.