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The Vacation Hot Spots Going Viral on TikTok Right Now

Many of these destinations will look familiar from your For You page.

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We all know how susceptible we are to suggestion-our entire economy is based on that fact. Personally, I wish I could put child locks on my credit cards while I’m scrolling Instagram. This morning I very nearly purchased a sweatshirt that said “Muscle Mommy” in the Barbie movie font. This is especially true when it comes to TikTok; a study by the marketing agency MGH found that 60% of surveyed TikTok users have become interested in visiting a new destination after watching a TikTok about it-the platform is obviously¬†a powerful tool for the travel industry and for consumers.

This means that the most featured destinations on TikTok are likely going to land on more people’s “must travel” lists. JeffBet¬†conducted research to determine which cities are the top 10 most hyped on TikTok. To determine this, they determined which city had the most hashtag views on the app. The videos included in this analysis also included the tags #travel, #travelguide, or #travel2023.

Here are the top 10 cities, along with the number of hashtag views they each have on TikTok:

1. Seoul, 1,000,931,500
2. Paris, 481,305,224
3. Barcelona, 101,882,604
4. Amsterdam, 72,201,405
5. Singapore, 62,890,900
6. Bangkok, 34,386,100
7. Rome, 29,500,000
8. Istanbul, 28,580,845
9. New York, 24,338,600
10. Tokyo, 23,666,700

As you can see, Seoul is the most popular city, with over one billion views of the city’s hashtag. Seoul, South Korea has a virtually endless list of things to do, whether you’re into culture, history, food, K-pop, or cocktail dens.

With Paris being the most popular international travel destination for US residents this summer, it’s really no surprise that the city of lights ranked second on the list.

Are you planning any trips to these viral cities?

Looking for more travel inspo?

If you’re ready for an adventure but not sure where you’d like to go or what to do, we’re on it. The best new hotels opening up around the world. The most exciting places to travel without a passport. The world’s best beaches, as ranked by travel influencers. It’s all here along with all the travel news you need to stay informed and inspired.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on¬†Instagram,¬†TikTok,¬†Twitter,¬†Facebook,¬†Pinterest, and¬†YouTube.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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