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 (list last updated November 2020):
- #TTOT – Travel Talk On Twitter – Tuesday at both 9:30am and 9:30pm (GMT), 5 questions, hosted by @TravelBlggr or @TravelDudes, more info
- #ExpediaChat – Wednesday 1:30pm EST – on hiatus
- #TourismChat – monthly – hosted by @TourismChat or @decillis @WhosYourAnnie more info
- #trlt – Tuesday 1pm EST – The Road Less Traveled
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
- #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