Possibly it is the aggressive nature of Instagram, or possibly it is merely a extra innocuous pursuit of absolutely immersive journey experiences, however one factor is for certain in line with Airbnb’s newest quantitative knowledge: the search to guide a keep in ever extra distinctive kinds of trip properties is getting severe (and turning into severe enterprise).
Based mostly on inner reserving knowledge over the past yr (for bookings made in 2017 versus 2018), Airbnb’s forecast reveals that tiny homes, barns, farm stays, cycladic homes (iconic of Greece) and shepherd huts are seeing the most important will increase in bookings—maybe suggesting that trip rental company now goal to remain in abodes uniquely attribute of a vacation spot with a purpose to have a extra genuine expertise throughout their travels.
Tiny properties noticed a 125 p.c enhance in bookings yr over yr, the most important share enhance in distinctive house fashion listings, adopted by barns (110 p.c), dome homes (107 p.c), cycladic homes (95 p.c), shepherd huts (93 p.c), and farm stays (85 p.c).
Forward of its 10th anniversary final yr, Airbnb additionally noticed an infinite uptick in bookings for “rustic and non-traditional digs” in its 2018 Journey Traits Forecast, with requests for Nature Lodges up 700 p.c and requests for Ryokans (conventional Japanese inns, one of many oldest resort kinds on this planet relationship again to the Edo interval, or eighth century AD) have been up 600 p.c. Yurts (155 p.c) and RVs (133 p.c) additionally proceed to see their development issue climbing.
Starting from a vehicle-free island off the coast of southeastern China, to the location of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary celebration subsequent yr, Airbnb introduced in its 2019 trending locations that we’re now principally touring to locations the place well being, sustainability, and genuine tourism are benefiting residents and vacationers alike—selling rising locales like Accra, Ghana; supporting environmental sustainability in locations like Calabria, Italy; and providing the prospect to assist rebuild communities after pure disasters, beginning with the top-trending vacation spot on their record: Kaikoura, New Zealand.