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#TravelBrag: what’s trending in your city?

You know the type – from the cheeky #hotdoglegs to the smug #nofilter beach snaps, we all love to share those ‘travel bragging’ posts on social.

So much so that we are introducing the world’s first #TravelBrag Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis, where we reveal what’s topping the brag charts in destinations around the world.

We’ve got all scientific and analysed over 5 million brags using social media posts with innovative AI technology. Turns out us travelers are a cultured bunch, with museums topping the list, along with old-town charm and a spot of sunshine, appearing in the top 10.

The top trending travel brags:

1. Museum
2. Rooftop bar
3. Old Town
4. Modern Art
5. Opera
6. Sunshine
7. Olympic Games
8. Cathedral
9. Gallery
10. Ballet

#Foodporn

You’re never more than an Insta-scroll away from #FoodPorn and the brag lists are brimming with culinary treats. Cakes in Stockholm and curry in Toronto spice up the brag lists, and New York steak and pizza both made the cut. Perhaps more surprisingly, enchiladas proved twice as popular as modern art in Mexico City, ice cream scooped 10 percent of all San Francisco brags and Jumbo Kingdom floating restaurant in Hong Kong took second place in the Hong Kong chart, with more than 20,000 brags.

Shop ’til you drop

Shopping is a must do for most travelers. Those visiting Paris brag more about the Rue Vieille du Temple, famous for its boutiques, than Le Louvre! Other top shop-spots included Bal Harbour in Miami, the Harbour City mall in Hong Kong, vintage shops in Melbourne, and the stylish Cecile Copenhagen fashion brand made the Danish capital’s top 10.

Five-star luxury

When travelers check into a posh, luxury hotel they naturally want the world to know. The stunning 5-star Ritz Carlton in San Francisco topped the city’s brag list, the Four Seasons in Singapore proved brag-worthy and the Park Hyatt came in at number one in Seoul – most likely for its awe-inspiring rooftop pool.

Sporting show offs

The Olympics are loved around the globe and travelers flock to the iconic sporting venues from host cities, including Sydney, Tokyo, Rio, Barcelona, Vancouver and Beijing. In Australia, the Sydney Kings basketball team were more popular than the harbour bridge and the Melbourne Cricket Ground was the number one brag for the city. In the football capital of Barcelona, it’s also no surprise that Lionel Messi made it into the Catalonian top 10.

Brags from around the world

North America

With seven different cities across Canada and the US being analyzed, there is no shortage of #travelbrags, with iconic landmarks such as Times Square, Miami Beach and Bourbon Street topping the list.

 

New York
 

San Francisco
 

Miami
 

New Orleans
1. Times Square
2. New York Times
3. New York Pizza
4. Liberty Island
5. Rooftop bars
6. Jewish museum
7. Central park
8. Upper West
9. New York steak
10. Park Hyatt New York
1. Ritz-Carlton
2. Union Square
3. Ice cream san
4. Jackson Square
5. Young museum
6. Palace hotel
7. Van ness (avenue)
8. Rooftop bar
9. Aquarium of the bay
10. Westfield shopping
1. Miami beach
2. Rooftop bar
3. South beach
4. Jewish museum
5. Lincoln road
6. Sunshine
7. Vizcaya museum & gardens
8. Aquarium
9. Art Basel
10. Bal Harbour shopping
1. Bourbon street
2. French quarter
3. Jackson square
4. Howlin Wolf
5. Royal street
6. Hotel
7. Oyster bar
8. Sunshine
9. Aquarium
10. Night
 

Vancouver
 

Toronto
 

Montreal
 

Las Vegas
1. West End
2. Stanley Park
3. Olympic games
4. Robson street shopping
5. Sunshine
6. Photo (museum of Vancouver)
7. Rain
8. The Museum of Anthropology
9. Coal harbour
10. Central Park (Burnaby)
1. Ritz-Carlton
2. Opera house
3. West end
4. CN Tower
5. Casa Loma
6. Curry
7. Night
8. Snow
9. Rooftop bar
10. Shop
1. Old town Montreal
2. Fine arts
3. McCord museum
4. Redpath museum
5. Drinks
6. Hotel
7. Bar
8. Mount Royal
9. Olympic games
10. Place des Arts
1. Mob museum
2. Sunshine
3. Trevi fountain
4. Caesars Palace
5. Harry Mohney erotic museum
6. Rooftop bar
7. Neon museum
8. Eiffel Tower
9. Bellagio
10. Cathedral rock trail

Latin America

Whether you are looking for a cultural experience visiting museums and art galleries or even just hoping to try the best enchiladas of your life, Latin America will have something for everyone. From Ipanema beach in Rio de Janerio to pastry shops in Tulum there is more than enough to brag about.

 

Rio de Janeiro
 

Sao Paulo
 

Mexico City
 

Buenos Aires
1. Modern Art
2. Barra da Tijuca
3. Rio Olympic Games
4. Ipanema beach
5. Photos
6. Gallery
7. Redeemer
8. Cable car
9. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
10. Ballet
1. Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art
2. Modern Art
3. Quick bite
4. Sao Paulo Cathedral
5. Rua Oscar Freire
6. Paulo Morumbi
7. Photo
8. Vila Madalena
9. Grand Hyatt hotel
10. Ballet
1. National museum of Anthropology
2. Opera house
3. Olympic Games
4. Sunshine
5. Enchiladas
6. La Condesa
7. Modern Art
8. Polanco
9. Street market
10. Gallery
1. Teatro Colon
2. Palermo Soho
3. Opera
4. Cathedral
5. Palacio Duhau
6. Four Seasons hotel
7. Ballet
8. Barrio Chino
9. Sheraton
10. Puerto Madero
 

Tulum
 

Machu Picchu
 

 

1. Modern Art
2. Barra da Tijuca
3. Rio Olympic Games
4. Ipanema beach
5. Photos
6. Gallery
7. Redeemer
8. Cable car
9. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
10. Ballet
1. Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art
2. Modern Art
3. Quick bite
4. Sao Paulo Cathedral
5. Rua Oscar Freire
6. Paulo Morumbi
7. Photo
8. Vila Madalena
9. Grand Hyatt hotel
10. Ballet

Europe

Classic brags topped the list with the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the cathedral in Oslo and even Lionel Messi dribbled his way into the Barcelona top 10. There were even a few surprises, such as sunshine appearing in London…first for everything.

 

London
 

Paris
 

Rome
 

Stockholm
1. Camden Town
2. Rooftop bars
3. Tate modern
4. Big Ben
5. Brick Lane
6. Sunshine
7. Hyde park
8. London Eye
9. Sloane Square
10. Borough Market
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Rue Vieille du Temple
3. Louvre
4. Grand Palais
5. Notre Dame
6. Rooftop bar
7. Sunshine
8. Hotel West End Paris
9. Night
10. Breakfast
1. Modern Art
2. Vatican museum
3. Trevi fountain
4. Rooftop bar
5. Residenza Frattina
6. Vatican city
7. Colosseum
8. dying gaul (in Capitoline Museum)
9. Museum
10. Pizza
1. Old Town (Gamla Stan)
2. Vasa Museum
3. Grona Lund (Amusement Park)
4. Sunshine
5. Snow
6. Cirkus (Arena)
7. Moderna Museet
8. Rooftop bar
9. Skansen (open air museum)
10. cakes
 

Copenhagen
 

Barcelona
 

Reykjavik
 

Oslo
1. Little Mermaid
2. Modern art
3. Cathedral
4. Old Town
5. Cecilie (fashion)
6. Harbour
7. Sunshine
8. Aquarium
9. Best cities
10. Lovely evening
1. Gothic Quarter
2. Olympic Games
3. Modern Art
4. Rooftop bar
5. Old town
6. Richard Meier Contempory Art
7. Backstreets
8. Gaudi
9. History Museum
10. Lionel Messi
1. Opera House (Harpa)
2. Cathedral (Hallgrímskirkja)
3. Old town
4. Pure art
5. Saga museum
6. View
7. Gallery
8. Adventures
9. Best Design
10. Best Fish
1. Oslo Cathedral
2. Oslo Harbour
3. Edvard Munch
4. Sunset
5. Colosseum
6. Rooftop bar
7. St. Olav
8. Opera House
9. Stave Church
10. Coffee Shop
 

Berlin
 

 

 

1. Ritz-Carlton
2. Jewish Museum
3. Mall
4. Modern art
5. Rooftop bar
6. Olympic games
7. Awesome hotel
8. Berlin museum
9. Berliner Dom
10. Clear Sky

Asia Pacific

Ready, set, brag! It is all about sport in Asia Pacific with Tourists down under embracing the stereotype with Melbourne Cricket ground coming in as the number one brag. Sydney and Beijing are unsurprisingly Olympic mad with the games creeping into both their top 10’s.

 

Hong Kong
 

Singapore
 

Tokyo
 

Kyoto
1. Ritz-Carlton
2. Jumbo Kingdom
3. Street markets
4. Rooftop bar
5. Giant Buddha
6. Good Morning
7. St. John Cathedral
8. Causeway Bay
9. Grand aquarium
10. Harbour City Mall
1. Lee Kong Chian Natural History
2. Rooftop bars
3. Old town white coffee
4. Four Seasons hotel
5. St Andrews Cathedral
6. Tea
7. Jurong central park
8. Dinner
9. Sunshine
10. Chinatown
1. Mount Fuji
2. Thunder Gate (Kaminarimo)
3. Rooftop bar
4. Olympic Games
5. Old town Tokyo (Shitamachi)
6. Tokyo Tower
7. Shinjuku Central Park
8. Ritz-Carlton
9. Lights
10. Modern Art
1. Mount fuji
2. Nishiki market
3. Fushimi Inari Torii gates
4. Ritz-Carlton
5. Old Town
6. Modern Art
7. Kyoto Station
8. coffee shop
Nihon Minkaen, the Japan
9. Open-Air Folk House Museum
10. Blue skies
 

Seoul
 

Sydney
 

Melbourne
 

Bangkok
1. Park Hyatt Seoul
2. Ritz Carlton Seoul
3. Seoul Museum of History
4. Opera House of the Arts
5. Soho (gay bar)
6. Modern Art
7. Old Town (Bukchon Hanok Village)
8. Shibuya
9. Kim Hyung Jun
10. Cocktail
1. Art Gallery
2. Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
3. Sydney Kings basketball
4. Circular Quay
5. Sydney Harbour
6. Sheraton on the Park
7. Harbour Bridge
8. Watson bay
9. Books
10. Olympic Games
1. Melbourne Cricket Ground
2. Seasons
3. Rooftop bar
4. St Paul’s Cathedral
5. National Gallery of Victoria
6. Cathedral
7. Central Park
8. ACMI – Australian Centre
for the Moving Image
9. Vintage shop
10. Books
1. Rooftop bars
2. Moca museum
3. Wat Arun
4. Street Market
5. Pathum Wan
6. Grand Palais
7. Dinner Cruise
8. Hotels
9. China Town
10. Good Morning
 

Beijing
 

Kuala Lumpur
 

Taipei
 

1. Great Wall
2. Beijing Museum of National History
3. Forbidden city
4. Capital Museum
5. Beijing Opera
6. Lama Temple
7. Ritz Carlton
8. Bazaar
9. Old Town
10. Olympic Games
1. Ritz-Carlton
2. Dinner
3. View
4. Shangri La
5. Grand Hyatt
6. Gallery
7. Mandarin Oriental
(Petronas Towers)
8. Chinatown
9. Old Town White Coffee
10. Rooftop bar
1. Shibuya (Ximending )
2. Moca Taipei (Museum of Contemporary Art) bar
3. Old Town
4. Sunshine
5. Cafe Ballet
6. chinese Opera
7. Hotel
8. Coffee shops
9. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
10. Rainy

 

What’s the top trending #travelbrag in your city?

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