3 Pop-Culture-Themed Travel Trends Worth Trying in 2024

Wiang Kum Kam, Thailand
Wiang Kum Kam, Thailand. Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash

If travel and pop culture happen to be your two biggest passions, it’s time to consider combining them into one! Several pop-culture-inspired travel crazes will be ruling the world next year, and here are three you should consider trying.


The term “set-jetting” refers to planning your travels around the destinations from your favorite movies and TV shows. This isn’t a new phenomenon in the world of travel, but it experienced a huge boom in recent years thanks to such TV shows as Emily in Paris and The White Lotus.

Tour/Festival Hopping

Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour and Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour earned millions this year and inspired their fans to go the extra mile to see their favorite singers live. This trend won’t fade away in 2024, and even more music lovers will use concerts and festivals as an excuse to hit the road and explore some new places along the way.

Social Media as Inspiration

The days when we relied on Google as our main source of travel inspiration are long gone, and social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok are taking center stage. Many picture-perfect spots that were pretty much unknown just a few years ago received an influx of visitors after going viral on TikTok and Instagram, and this will keep happening in the future.