Tulum was named the top trending travel destination in 2018 among young jetsetters, according to rankings published by CNBC and Earth, a millennial-focused travel and media platform with more than two million followers on social media. Why does it matter? Young people have become increasingly influential for the tourism industry in recent years, as they are now traveling more than any other age group and will continue to account for an even greater market share as goes by.
100,000+ Young People Chose Tulum!
For its methodology, Earth asked the simple question, “If you could go anywhere on earth, where would it be?”. Data was collected between July 2017 and July 2018 and opinions were submitted by more than 100,000 millennial Instagram followers. Earth also looked at the highest number of geotags among its millennial followers during the same time frame to determine the top 10 trending travel destinations, and Tulum came in as the clear winner and top choice among travelers.
“The cheap prices, beautiful beaches and chill vibes of Tulum, Mexico, make it a popular destination for young travelers”, wrote CNBC. “There is a bohemian flair with yoga retreats and rustic huts on the beach, and exciting outdoor activities and attractions like ‘cenotes’ (underwater cave sink holes) and ancient ruins”.
Tulum Travel Tips
Whether you’ve already been lucky enough to experience Tulum and are thinking of going back again, or have never visited this part of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, the area is rapidly evolving, so here are a few smart travel tips designed to help make the most of your next getaway in Tulum!
- Explore on a bicycle & visit the tulum ruins
- Avoid big-box resorts & stay in a boutique hotel
- Visit the mayan clay spa & bathhouse
- Dine at chamico’s just north of town
- Head Downtown (Centro) for a local experience
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