By Expedia Team, on May 25, 2020

15 Zoom backgrounds to put you in the moment

These days, video chats make it easy to collaborate with coworkers and connect with loved ones—but we often find ourselves wishing for a change of scenery.

Luckily, even though you’re probably not traveling right now, you can still enjoy a virtual escape. We’ve created 15 Zoom backgrounds that bring the world to you. Take your pick of the images below to make your next video meeting or virtual happy hour memorable.

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The airplane jackpot

Empty airplane seats zoom background

No need to choose the aisle or window—or to fight over the armrest with your neighbors—when you get the whole row to yourself.

Aquatic adventure

Aquarium zoom background

Indulge your inner child. Even if your favorite aquarium is still out of reach, you can still feel like you’re swimming with sharks.

The best of Bali

Bali Zoom background

Lush scenery. Beautiful temples. Friendly people. For a calming, inspiring vibe, look no further than this Bali background.

Beach villa

Beach villa Zoom background

Sip your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail in paradise. (We can almost feel the breeze and smell the ocean.)

Safari in Botswana

Botswana safari Zoom background

The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve is home to elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and more. But until you can visit in person, bring the experience to your home office or dining room table.

Gytheio, Greece

Gythio Greece Zoom background

The first Greek destination on our list, this port of ancient Sparta is now a pastel-hued fishing town—and the perfect setting for your next meet-up.

The wilds of Hawaii

Zoom Hawaii background

Looking to get outside while keeping your social distance? You can’t beat the lush greenery and natural beauty of Hawaii.

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple Java Zoom background

Pay homage to the world’s largest Buddhist temple in Central Java, the second Indonesian destination to make our list.

The Maldives

Maldives Zoom background

Experience white sand, bungalows on the water, and the shimmering Indian Ocean. And the best part: You don’t have to worry about how to get there.


Tokyo Mt. Fuji Zoom background

Can’t decide between nature and the city? Look no further than this Yamanashi backdrop featuring the iconic Chureito Pagoda and majestic Mt. Fuji.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos Greece Zoom background

Escape to this picturesque island in the Aegean Sea—or at least pretend to. Enjoy your next virtual happy hour on the water with Mykonos’ whitewashed buildings and colorful doors behind you.

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Positano Italy Amalfi Coast Zoom meeting background

Head to Positano, a village on the cliffs of southern Italy. Imagine you’re surrounded by glamorous beaches, pebbled streets dotted with cafes and boutiques, and colorful Mediterranean architecture.

Private jet

Private jet Zoom meeting background

Hey, if you’re going to dream of travel, you may as well dream big. Start your VIP journey with your own seat…on your own jet, of course. Luxury done right.

Carpathian Mountains

Carpathian Mountains Slovakia Zoom meeting background

Wishing you could get off the beaten path? You can’t do better than the mountains of Slovakia, known as the “roof of central Europe.”

Tropical beach

Tropical beach Zoom meeting background

For those whose vacations tend to include lots of time on the beach with a drink in one hand and a book in the other. No sunscreen required.

Looking for other ways to virtually get away? Explore these virtual tours and experiences around the world.