Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Trending Travel Guide taps social media for Caribbean's top spots

Virgin Holidays has launched a new travel guide that draws recommendations about the top Caribbean Carnivals, restaurants, and experiences via social media posts.

The Caribbean Trending Travel Guide crowdsources recommendations from over 30 million social media posts to help social-savvy holidaymakers maximise their getaway according to a release.

Split across four categories: beaches, nightlife and Carnivals, experiences and restaurants, the guide looks at the top posts in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean. The platform highlights the best the islands have to offer, based on what's happening right now. It also offers readers info on the top trending island hashtags.

The release said that with social media playing an increasingly vital role in our holiday choices, the Trending Travel Guide means you can pack away outdated guide books and see an up-to date dose of daily inspiration.

Partnering with leading travel writers and local experts, the guide features exclusive interviews and reviews packed with insider's knowledge – no more generic advice and boring travel advice, just juicy secrets from those in the know.

The Trending Travel Guide now covers the whole of the Caribbean and a special Barbados section.

"Thousands of British holiday-makers have looked to The Trending Travel Guide for inspiration since it was first launched last year. The world is your playground and full of countless new experiences to be had – this innovative tool will help make that process of choosing what to do next a little bit easier," said Joe Thompson, Managing Director at Virgin Holidays.

Virgin Holidays' new digital platform harnesses the power of sophisticated social listening technology, Crimson Hexagon, to seamlessly analyse tens of thousands of social posts and deliver up-to-the-minute travel tips based on the most Instagram-worthy places.

For more information, visit the Trending Travel Guide at


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