Travel Related Twitter Hashtags
If you want to follow the travel conversation on Twitter there are some hashtags you should know about.
What’s a Hashtag?
A hashtag is a mechanism invented by the twitter community to make it easier to find content. To use a hashtag like travel just add #travel to the end of your tweet. To search for content using a hashtag search from twitter.com using the search at the top of the page for #travel.
Most Useful Travel Hashtags
- #travel – this is the most common travel hashtag. Lots of travel content will have this.
- #’country’ – Look for content about isreal with #israel, spain with #spain, etc
- #’city’ – Look for content about a particular city like paris with #paris, rome with #rome
- #’airport’ – Some city names are long so occasionally you will see people use #LAX instead of #LosAngeles (or #LA) and #SFO for #SanFrancisco (sometimes also #SF).
Sometimes travelers get together for a chat. The way this usually works is one person puts out 10 questions over the course of an hour with a specific hashtag. A popular chat is #TNI or Traveler’s Night In. The first question would be something like:
Q1. What’s your favorite Beach in the World? #tni
When you respond use A1. in your response, or better yet use both A1 and Q1 like this:
A1. The best beach is the Baths on Virgin Gorda Q1. What’s your favorite Beach in the World? #tni
popular chats include:
- #sbtc – (Sunday brunch travel chat) Sunday at 12noon ET hosted by @MeganClaire
- #girlstravel – Monday at 2pm ET – hosted by @MrsO, @TurnipseedTravels and others
- #travelpics Monday at 3pm ET
- #TTOT – Travel Talk On Twitter – Tuesday at both 9:30am and 9:30pm (GMT), 5 questions, hosted by @TravelBlggr or @TravelDudes, more info
- #CruiseChat – Tuesday 2-3pm ET – hosted by @CruiseBuzz and @AvidCruiser
- #NUTS – Not-so Usual Therapy Session – Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm ET – hosted by @McMedia or @RickGriffin, more info
- #wegosolo – Wednesday at 11am EST hosted by Mary Ellen of @BreatheDreamGo
- #ratw – Wed at noon EST
- #Expediachat – Wednesday 1:30pm EST, hosted by @spencerspellman – more info
- #TNI – Traveler’s Night In – 3:30pm-5 ET on Thursdays, 10 questions, hosted by @ZipSetGo – more info
- #TourismChat – Thursdays 3pm ET – hosted by @TourismChat or @decillis @WhosYourAnnie more info
- #jsett – Thursday 1:30 EST
- #TravelSkills – Fridays, 12 noon ET hosted by @johnnyjet and @cjmcginnis, more info
#italyChat – Wednesday 3pm ET, hosted by @dreamofitaly #LuxChat – Luxury Travel Chat – 3rd Wednesday 5:30pm ET – hosted by @LuxeTiffany or @LuxChat, more info #TTOM – Traveling Moms – Monday 9-10pm EST, hosted by @TravelingMoms #TMUChat – Technology & Marketing University – 4th Wednesdays 1pm ET – more info
- Special Days
Certain days of the week various travelers put out themed content. Some of these have themes and some don’t
- #MexMonday – Monday all day – more info
- #MountainMonday – Monday all day
- #TravelTuesday #TT – Tuesday all day – more info
- #BeachThursday – Thursday all day
- #FriFotos – Friday all day, links to pictures, theme announced on Wednesday by @EpsteinTravels
- #RTWChat – chat on round the world travel from the BootsNAll travel network, Tuesday at 3:30pm ET
- #LP – Lonely Planet editors, contributors
- #RTW, #RTWsoon or #RTWnow – hash tags for people on or about to be on Round The World trips
- #SATW – Society of American Travel Writers and SATW events
- #TBEX – hashtag for the Travel Blog Exchange conference and the travel bloggers who attend