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Airbnb reveals trending wanderlust destinations

Worldwide: Following a disrupted holiday season away from family and friends last year, travellers in the United States are planning their seasonal getaways to spend time with loved ones, leading Airbnb to unveil the current trending holiday wanderlust destinations on its platform.

Ahead of the Thanksgiving celebrations [25 November in the US], Airbnb guests are showing a desire for a variety of experiences to share with others over the holiday season, whether it is escaping to a warm climes for Christmas or booking a trip to their next European destination.

According to Airbnb, cabins are proving to be one of the most popular stays with guests this year, particularly those with “picturesque, hygge A-frames, or more modern abodes with a festive feel”.,

Some of the most wish listed cabin destinations for US guests this Thanksgiving include mid-sized cities and college football towns, such as:

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Tarrant County, Texas
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • North Central Florida
  • Long Island, New York
  • Stafford County, Virginia
  • Auburn, Alabama
  • Cincinnati, Ohio

Destinations known for their holiday festivals and light shows such as Orange County, New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as well as warmer retreats like Oahu, Hawaii, Los Angeles and Phoenix are trending destinations amongst US guests for Christmas:

  • Orange County, California
  • New York City
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • San Francisco, California
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Los Angeles, California

As cross-border travel slowly begins to recover, wanderlust is also fuelling more US guest searches. The top trending stay types among this demographic include traditional Italian dammusos, Grecian cycladic homes, quaint English shepherd’s huts and igloos.

Airbnb is seeking to take advantage of this wanderlust by launching its own gift card service. Physical or digital gift cards are now available to purchase in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and the USA, with more countries set to be added in due course.