2018 Travel Trend Forecast by Airbnb
With Airbnb recently releasing their 2018 trends report, we look at some highlights to help you plan your 2018 adventures.
Japan is set to be popular with tourists, with 2 of the top 3 most popular cities being Tokyo and Osaka. Other popular cities include Paris, NYC, London, Rome & Lisbon.
Trending destinations show that bookings to Gangneung, South Korea have risen dramatically ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Interestingly, our very own Bournemouth came second, with a growth in bookings of 353%, whilst Cardiff has shown a growth of 206%. Visitors to Midwest US cities like Indianapolis are also up, and beach towns of Brazil, Matinhos & Guarapari are raising through the ranks, surpassing the likes of the more popular Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Moving away from traditional apartments and houses, people are now looking at more unique and authentic places to stay on their travels. Nature lodges have seen the biggest growth due to our love for the great outdoors, whilst traditional japanese ryokans have seen growth, showing that travellers now desire experience led stays rather than standard hotels.
Where will you be travelling in the new year?