2019 travel trends, according to Airbnb and Pinterest

Posted: 28 March 2019 4:23 pm

Planning a trip? These trends will help you find experiences you never even knew existed.

Pinterest is known for sparking travel inspiration and Airbnb moves you out of the traditional hotel rooms into a home away from home. The two have teamed up and exposed the travel themes trending now that we need in our lives.

Nature travel

Pinterest users have been inspired by nature recently and searches for "nature travel" are up 88%. Airbnb guests seem to have the same sentiment with "immersive outings" experiencing huge growth as some of Airbnb's top trends for 2019. Think forest bathing, a fortress night hike or a trek through the Irishtp wilderness.

Space travel

Even though space travel isn't really a thing yet, more people are turning to the stars for their next holiday. Searches for the term "space travel" are up by 70% on Pinterest and we found out that Airbnb actually has 3,000 homes with telescopes.

You can also book a unique astronomical experience like this one in a garden observatory located in Southern France.

Adventure travel

While this one isn't so new, adventure travel continues to see growth on Pinterest with searches up a whopping 693% this year. Eager pinners are searching for ever more extreme ideas, including thrills involving swimming holes (+260%), abandoned amusement parks (+185%), cave diving (+143%) and surprise destinations (+192%).

Airbnb has also seen an increase in adventure-themed travel and surfing, in particular, has been popular amongst travellers. You can learn to surf in Waikiki in an Airbnb experience hand picked by the World Surf League or go to the next extreme and learn to eat fire in Los Angeles.

Budget travel

We're all about helping you find a great deal but travel can still be draining on the bank account if you don't do your research. Luckily, with booking sites like Airbnb, you can enjoy a first-class experience for a fraction of the price.

From $71 a night, you can stay in a waterfront apartment in Kotor, Montenegro with views of the Bay of Kotor or you can enjoy a Tsukiji market tour in Tokyo from just $42 per person.

"Budget travel" searches have gone up 64% and we've got the lowdown on some wallet-friendly destinations from Airbnb.

Cities where the average Airbnb price is under $106 per night

  • Bologna, Italy
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Ottawa, Canada
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bali, Indonesia

Sustainable travel

Keen to minimise your carbon footprint and maybe be a bit more eco-friendly on your next trip? Well, you're not alone. Pinterest searches for "sustainable travel" have gone up 56% and Airbnb has gotten in on the game as well.

You can get away from it all at a Balian treehouse by the beach or see what it was like before iPhones and Netflix in a traditional Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin situated on 5 acres of unfenced Joshua Tree desert wilderness.

Dog-friendly travel

Possibly the cutest trend we've seen in a while, travellers are looking to take the whole family along, including the pets. "Dog-friendly holidays" searches have gone up 146% on Pinterest and you can actually find over 1.3 million Airbnb listings that are pet-friendly

Our favourite? This secluded island on a lake in the Philippines. You won't have to worry about your furry friend getting too far and everyone can enjoy a dip in the lake to cool down.

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