Stats: Top Cities, Countries and Airports on Social Media

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It’s no secret that social media is key to inspiring travel, which is why a new report from Socialbakers could offer some good insights into where travelers are headed this summer. The company analyzed check-in data on Facebook to find the most checked-in cities, countries and airports during the period from May 1, 2018, through May 30, 2019, to see what could be trending this summer. 

The most checked-in cities are:

  1. São Paulo, Brazil
  2. Bangkok, Thailand
  3. New York City, United States
  4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  5. Mumbai, India
  6. Paris, France
  7. Los Angeles, California
  8. Delhi, India
  9. Bangalore, India
  10. Bogotá, Colombia

São Paulo, Brazil, was the most popular city, while India managed to account for three cities on the list: Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The United States accounted for two, one on each coast: New York and Los Angeles


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In terms of countries, India also led the rankings. The full list of most check-in countries is:

  1. India
  2. Singapore
  3. Hong Kong
  4. South Korea
  5. South Africa
  6. United States
  7. Brazil
  8. Nigeria
  9. Bangladesh
  10. Italy

For the most popular airports, however, the Untied States came in at number one, accounting for three spots on the list, including spots number one and two. In a way, France accounted for two, as its Facebook page for both Paris – Charles de Gaulle and Paris – Orly airports, Paris Aéroport, came in at spot number three. The full list is:

  1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
  2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  3. Paris Aéroport
  4. Mexico City International Airport
  5. Orlando International Airport
  6. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  7. Heathrow Airport
  8. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  9. Taoyuan International Airport
  10. O.R. Tambo International Airport

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