Holiday-style Zoom backgrounds have soared in popularity, with Google Trends data showing a 9,900 per cent increase in searches and it turns out Maldives scenery is the second most popular!
UK-based travel company Kuoni has crunched the numbers to find out where video call users are going on their ‘virtual holidays’, revealing the Caribbean as the top spot, followed by Australia and the Maldives taking the second spot
Here are the top 10:
1st: Caribbean (+9,900 per cent)
Equal 2nd: Australia and the Maldives (+9,800 per cent)
Equal 3rd: New Zealand, Vietnam and Sweden (+9,700 per cent)
4th: Philippines (+8,800 per cent)
Equal 5th: Brazil and Canada (8,500 per cent)
6th: USA (+8,100 per cent)
7th: Ireland (+7,200 per cent)
8th: India (+6,500 per cent)
9th: Portugal (+5,000 per cent)
10th: Spain (+4,900 per cent)
Kuoni has taken it upon themselves to provide a set of 14 images and videos to be used as Zoom backgrounds to reflect some of their most popular destinations.
Zoom has risen in popularity as a go-to platform for video conference calls, get-togethers and celebrations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. One advanced (free) setting of the app allows users to disguise their backgrounds to something else entirely.
The Coco Collection’s team has also shared 10 free Zoom backgrounds to transport yourself from your bedroom to the beach and your living room to the blue lagoons at the Maldives.