Twitter and Airbnb reveal the top holiday spots around the world

Cristal Dyer 17 January 2018 NEWS

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The top cities and properties fueling our #wanderlust.

If you thought you were alone when you were longingly browsing through Airbnb while sipping on your Monday morning coffee, then think again.

Airbnb and Twitter have teamed up to reveal some juicy insights into the top travel destinations that Aussies tweet about and the most wishlisted Airbnb homes in those locations.

Almost half of the tweets about holiday dreaming were shared from Monday to Wednesday and we tweeted about travel 25% more on office days than on the weekends

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The top Australian travel hashtags point to a nation-wide appetite for new destinations and experiences:

  • #travel
  • #wanderlust
  • #adventure

According to Airbnb the trending destinations for 2018 include booming U.S. Midwestern cities (Indianapolis, IN), the Brazilian coastline (Matinhos, Brazil), mountain retreats (Fernie, BC) and bustling beach towns (Bournemouth, UK)

Guests are starting to book more non-traditional homes, with a 700% growth in nature lodges, 600% growth in ryokans and a 155% growth in yurt bookings.

So what are the top cities fuelling our #wanderlust? Here are the top cities Aussies tweeted about between January and October 2017 and the most wishlisted Airbnb homes to book in those cities.


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1. London, England - St Pancras Clock Tower Guest Suite

A mini-apartment within the clock tower at St Pancras Station looking out over Kings Cross Station. It sits in Sir George Gilbert Scott's gothic revival railway hotel dating back to 1868.


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2. New York, USA - Manhattan Luxury Loft

With over 300 5-star reviews, this is one of the largest spaces on Airbnb in downtown Manhattan. The 188 square metre (sqm) apartment includes your own private bathroom with a terrace off the bedroom and is centrally located near to subways and buses, restaurants and bars.


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3. Paris, France - Cosy studio in the heart of Paris

Stunning 15sqm studio located at the doors of the historic district of Le Marais and just steps to Pompidou-Beaubourg, Notre-Dame-de-Paris and the Louvre. Situated in a calm and ancient building, with beautiful 17th-century stairs.


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4. Bali, Indonesia - Hideout Eco Bamboo Home

Hideout is a unique eco-stay for adventurous travelers hidden in the mountains of Gunung Agung volcano. The all-bamboo house is situated on a beautiful river-side among rice fields. Get off-the-grid and experience authentic life of Balinese village.


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5. Rome, Italy - Pettinarihome Campo de FIORI

A suite of 25sqm located a few steps from Campo de Fiori, Ponte Sisto, Piazza Trilussa and Piazza Navona. It is situated on the top floor of a historic three-story building and includes a delicious breakfast each morning.


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6. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai-JLT-Private Room with En-Suite

A private room with en-suite in a four-bedroom apartment. The building offers a gym, sauna and pool to use and is in a very central location.


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7. Tokyo, Japan - Old Folk Housen

This house is an old Japanese traditional house built in 1948. There is a kitchen and a living area on the first floor with a view of the little Japanese garden. The second floor is a traditional tatami room and with the Japanese style of bed so you can live a real Japanese lifestyle.


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8. Bangkok, Thailand - Designer Loft Bangkok Silom

Discover daily local life in the city centre within a friendly neighbourhood with this 90sqm arty and modern loft. You’ll find bay windows, balcony, antique decorations and designer furnitures inside and on your doorstep there is a clandestine casino, a karaoke bar, old-style artisans, an art gallery and artist studio.


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9. Hong Kong, China - Lovely Relaxing Studio with Tub

A new studio in Tsim Sha Tsui, a very busy area of Hong Kong, with private bathroom and a comfortable bed. The studio is in a designer style and includes a very relaxing bathtub to relax in after a busy day of sightseeing.


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10. Venice, Italy - Spectacular view on San Marco

In this freshly renovated flat you will find all kinds of comfort and enjoy the unique view on the whole city. Located in the very heart of Venice, just five minutes from San Marco and eight minutes from Rialto, the flat is also convenient to reach locations all around the city.


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