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Airbnb reveals trending destinations for remote workers in 2022

Worldwide: Airbnb has announced the trending destinations where travellers are booking long-term stays in 2022, particularly digital nomads who work remotely.

According to the home-sharing platform, there has been a 33 per cent rise in the number of stays exceeding 28 days since 2019, which is an indication of how travellers are making the most of flexible remote working policies

It is a view shared at Google, where internal search data showed that the phrase ‘move abroad’ rose as a search term by 1000 per cent in April.

A key takeaway from Airbnb’s trending destinations report was that around one in five guests used the platform to work remotely while travelling last year, and the numbers only look set to increase beyond that.

Among the most popular destinations for long-term stays on Airbnb in 2022 were five cities in the UK, while Lisbon [the host city for IHM’s next Recharge event in 2023] also made the list.

It suggests that more travellers are looking to return to urban destinations for a combination of remote working and leisure travel in the year ahead in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trending destinations for long-term stays on Airbnb in 2022:

  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Bristol, UK
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Manchester, UK
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Glasgow, UK
  • Liverpool, UK
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Los Angeles, California, USA

In terms of the most popular international destinations for British holidaymakers this summer, six of them are in mainland Spain or Spanish islands, whereas Tulum in Mexico is the only destination outside of Europe to make the list.

Trending international destinations for summer 2022 for Brits

  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Corralejo, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Tulum, Mexico
  • Alcúdia, Spain
  • Pollença, Spain
  • Naples, Italy
  • Lanzarote, Spain
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • Nerja, Andalucía, Spain
  • Olbia, Sardinia, Italy

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