Airbnb’s revenue has continued to break records since the pandemic as its user base continues to grow year after year.
The video above is from a previous Airbnb report.
2023 is shaping up to be another big year for the platform. After the program was suspended during the pandemic, the platform Invest again in Airbnb Experiences’, allowing guests to not only book their room, but activities as well. CEO Brian Chesky recently announced Changes to make Airbnb’s fee structure more transparent and reduce checkout tasks, potentially improving the platform’s overall usability.
With the top ten travel destinations announced for next year, now is the time to start planning your globetrotting odyssey in advance. Here are the most sought-after cities for next year, plus some money-saving tips on booking to get them most value out of the platform.
Top Destinations 2023
Airbnb recently released his top New Year travel destinations around the world. These are based on searches made on the platform this year for future check-ins in 2023.
A quick look at the list shows that far-flung tropical destinations are in high demand, suggesting that post-pandemic revenge travel may still be compelling travelers to go the extra distance to satisfy their pent-up wanderlust. Brazil, Australia and New Zealand all have multiple cities in the top ten. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of these destinations offer sunny coastal scenery.
At the top of the top ten is Málaga on the south coast of Spain. That Birthplace of PicassoMalaga is filled with a kaleidoscope of ancient monumentsfrom Arab fortresses to Roman theaters and from Phonecian castles to medieval cathedrals.
A highlight event is the Feria de Malagaa traditional festival that takes place in August and features fireworks, processions of the patron saints, flamenco and bullfights and fills the streets with revelers from morning until late at night.
Travelers are also preparing to explore Down Under. In second place is Sydney, Australia, which boasts scenic surfing beaches and stunning cityscapes.
In third place is the coffee mecca of Melbourne, Australia, followed by the “City of Sails” Auckland in neighboring New Zealand.
In fifth place is Bangkok, Thailand. Known for its vibrant street life, exquisite temples and distinctive cuisine, Thailand’s capital city has been a popular tourist hub in Southeast Asia for many years. Now, with bookings to Thailand reviving occupancy of the accommodation Bangkok has recovered from its pandemic lows and is back on the map for 2023.
In sixth place is Queenstown, New Zealand. A favorite for adventure seekers, this city on New Zealand’s South Island offers plenty of extreme sports and outdoor activities.
In seventh and eighth place are Florianópolis and Porto Seguro, two beautiful coastal towns in Brazil. In ninth place is Perth, Australia. Technically the the most isolated city in the worldPerth includes one of the largest inner-city parks in the world (bigger than New York’s Central Park).
Finally, in tenth place is Salvador, Brazil, known for its Portuguese colonial architecture and Afro-Brazilian culture.
Staying in stunning Airbnbs can be a real pleasure, but the platform used to be cheaper. During the pandemic, the average Airbnb stay is one night in the US exceeded the price of a hotel room. Still, there are several hacks guests can use to drag that price back down.
New offers are an excellent place to start when looking for savings. Hosts of newly listed properties are usually desperate to find their first guests and good reviews. To make their place more attractive, they usually list it for less. By filtering for newly listed places, you can take advantage of these budget accommodations that are likely to be just as good as more established places.
Extending your stay is another sure way to get a deal. Guests can test this by extending their dates beyond either a week (seven days) or a month (28 days) to see if this is the case a discount appears on the breakdown of the booking fee.
In addition to the length of stay, you can also specify the time of booking further savings. Many hosts offer discounts for longer stays or last-minute bookings.
Negotiations with a host is another proven strategy to lower the cost of your booking. The best way to do this is to click on “Contact Host” and chat with the host. It’s best not to ask for a discount right away, but instead build a relationship with them and then tell them why they might be charging a lower price.
Remember to mention what you can offer in return, e.g. B. to take better photos of the accommodation that the host can publish on the platform, or to do some additional tasks for him, such as B. gardening.
Depending on how you use it Airbnb can open new doors and transform your travel experience. The new year promises more post-pandemic travel, and travelers making an extra effort to get out and make the most of it are sure to enjoy some unforgettable experiences.
This article was produced and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.
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