The top 10 places on millennials' 2019 bucket lists

04 January 2019 - 14:00 By AFP Relaxnews
Beautiful Bora Bora is an instagrammer's paradise.
Beautiful Bora Bora is an instagrammer's paradise.
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It should come as no surprise to Instagram users to see Bora Bora head up a list of top-trending destinations for millennials in 2019. 

After looking at the most popular destinations being followed or "watched" by its millennial users, Canadian flight tracker and booking app Hopper found that Bora Bora experienced the biggest spike in interest for 2019 (24% increase from last year), followed by St. Martin and Aspen, Colorado. 

Hopper users can set trip "watches" up to one year in advance. The average Hopper user sets up watches up to 90 days in advance of when they would typically begin seriously doing their travel homework. 

With more than 1.2 million posts tagged with the hashtag #borabora, and Instagram feeds of beautiful, young influencers posing against palm-fringed beaches and overwater villas, French Polynesia has become a trendy bucket-list destination for globetrotting millennials. 

These are the trendiest millennial destinations of 2019, according to Hopper: 

  1. Bora Bora
  2. St. Martin
  3. Aspen, Colorado, US
  4. Denpasar, Indonesia
  5. Kahului, Hawaii, US
  6. Dublin, Ireland
  7. St. Lucia 
  8. Tokyo, Japan
  9. Palm Springs, California, US
  10. Anchorage, Alaska, US