The Top Travel Trends For 2018 According To Airbnb

By Shontel Horne


2018 travel planning is in full swing for jet-setters everywhere, and Airbnb has compiled a list of what they believe will be the top travel trends and coveted destinations for the new year.

To create their list, Airbnb combed through booking data based on reservations for homes and experiences for the first half of 2018, resulting in a list of both the favorite and trending destinations poised to be a hit with travelers come next year. Based on bookings, the most popular cities for Airbnbers are as follows:




New York City







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While the list for the most popular destinations has many predictable choices, the trending destinations (locations that have seen an influx in search and bookings when compared to last year), are far more diverse, with an increased interest in South Korea due to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Trending Destinations

Gangneung, Korea – 2175%

Bournemouth, UK – 353%

Edmonton, Canada – 284%

Indianapolis, IN – 256%

Da Nang, Vietnam – 255%

Columbus, OH – 254%

Gazimagusa, Cyprus – 234%

Bilbao, Spain – 234%

Hanoi, Vietnam – 212%

Matinhos, Brazil – 209%

Cardiff, UK – 206%

Guarapari, Brazil – 205%

Minneapolis, MN – 193%

Oita, Japan – 190%

Dunedin, New Zealand – 185%

Mar del Plata, Argentina – 181%

Fernie, Canada – 179%

Zagreb, Croatia – 175%

Mykonos, Greece – 173%

Mazatlan, Mexico – 169%

Among the emerging travel trends are visits to U.S. Midwestern states like Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota, Canadian mountain retreats, escapes to the coast of Brazil and getaways to under-the-radar beach towns like Bournemouth, UK. View Airbnb’s complete 2018 travel trend forecast below.


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