From Storm-Locating Maps to Tomato-Throwing Photography

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Published: Jan 19, 2013
World trends cover categories from travel to the hippest hotels around. 2012 can best be described as the year of the storm, as devices and social media sites all allowed for instant sharing of these global events.

From tomato-throwing for fun in certain parts of the world, to staying in an underwater hotel, trends from the past year demonstrate how the public is constantly looking for new ways to explore their surroundings, and are even willing to take more risks. These events are usually always documented on sites such as Facebook and Instagram too.

Understand world trends in further detail by looking at the forward-thinking ideas put forward by various companies and other like-minded travellers with the Trend Hunter World Trend Reports. Stats for Top 100 World Trends in 2012 Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 58,132 clicks in 175 w
Interest: 3.9 minutes
Concept: World Trends
Related: 1178 examples / 906 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
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