Inside Maldives video that broke TikTok

TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world. It now has more than 800 million active users worldwide (a statistic that was no doubt boosted by a global pandemic that meant people had plenty of spare time on their hands).

In case you haven’t had much to do with it, put simply it allows users to create and share short videos with a bunch of different features.

Earlier in the year locked down TikTok users were encouraged to find their best travel memories on their camera roll and share them on the platform.

It’s an eclectic mix of videos that makes the most-liked #travel videos on the platform.

One video posted by user @janelleelise seems to show a girl getting the perfect revenge on an inconsiderate plane passenger who keeps flicking her hair over the back of her seat. This one has been liked more than 11 million times.

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Whose side are you on?! ##ohno ##toxic ##drama ##airplane ##travel ##GivingThanks

Another video offered the perfect visual treat for people suffering a little wanderlust in lockdown.

Global Wanderer founder Mikki Tenazas from the Philippines posted a video of his stay at the luxe Soneva Jani resort in the Maldives, captioned “Is this the most awesome villa in the world? Can’t get enough of this slide.”

Is this the most awesome villa in the world? Can’t get enough of this slide! #fyp #foryou #sonevajani #maldives #tiktoktravel #travel #luxury

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It has since been liked more than 11 million times, and has 37.6K comments.

User @YesTheory went above and beyond, by finding the least visited country in the world … then packing his bags and heading there. For that mammoth effort he garnered over 7 million likes.

Living in the least visited country in the world. #travel #foryoupage #fyp

Then there was visiting a capsule hotel in Japan (5.1m likes) …

will u say yes or will ur claustrophobia say no 👁👄👁 #fyp #foryoupage #capsulehotel #japanlife #japanthings #travel #hotel #tokyo #japan #sugoimart

… Walking on a frozen lake in Utah with a Golden Retriever (6.4m likes) …

Walk on a frozen lake #TODOLIST ✅#frozenlake #utahcheck #goldenretriever #dog #travel

… And tobogganing in Switzerland (3.8m likes):

Switzerland 🇨🇭 #travel #tiktoktravel #workdistractions #europe #boredathome #fyp #pov #travelbucketlist #switzerland

Videos from Aussie TikTok users also went viral around the world in 2020. From tradies mucking around on ‘smoko’, wild and sometimes worrying fauna that roams freely in backyards, to finding out that Andrew does not run the press conference, these are some of the locally made TikTok videos that people loved this year.

@howridiculous

@minorfauna

@jzandt

@sarahmagusara (language warning)

@joknowit

@kayywuerf

@mumacoriri87

@itskatematee

@joelbergs (language warning)

@katie_x36 (language warning)

For more travel videos, check out the travel tag on TikTok.

See also:

• The Maldives is reopening to tourists

• Rare photo captures amazing cockpit sight

• 21 things nobody told you about Australia

• Photos that perfectly sum up Australia

• Perfect holiday pools and where to find them

This article originally appeared on Escape and was reproduced with permission

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