July 21, 2021, 03.20 PM
An image of Keramas Beach in Gianyar, Bali. SHUTTERSTOCK / Leo_nikAn image of Keramas Beach in Gianyar, Bali.

KOMPAS.com – During the Covid-19 pandemic, governments impose policies restricting people’s movement to contain the spread of the virus. Most countries, including Indonesia, have closed their borders to travelers, except for business trips.

The restrictions have affected various sectors such as tourism. Tourist operators around the globe, however, came up with an alternative by offering virtual tours of popular tourist attractions. The idea was well-received.

With the closing of tourist destinations, nowadays people take advantage of the internet to visit places that are on the bucket list.

One of the social media platforms used for virtual tours is TikTok via the accounts of travel influencers. Usebounce.com on June 3 recorded several must-visit vacation destinations in the world based on the hashtags used for the names of the tourist destination.

Here is the list of the popular virtual tours:

New York, the US

Videos that used the popular hashtag #NYC managed to attract 216 billion viewers. As culture is part of the lifeblood of New York, the city houses skyscrapers such as Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, and famous theatre stages in the world.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE has been a very popular tourist destination for the past several decades. Dubai has been ranked the second most visited place for the popular virtual tours via TikTok, luring a total of 37 billion viewers.

The city offers famous hotels, shops, luxury restaurants, as well as ultramodern buildings, and vibrant nightlife entertainment.

Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is one of the famous tourist destinations in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS via BBC IND0NESIA Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque is one of the famous tourist destinations in Istanbul, Turkey.

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