Airbnb hosts from all over the globe will be delighted to know that the bookings that were made for the first six months of this year already show that it is going to be yet another profitable year. Like the previous years, more travelers are turning to the Airbnb website to book a vacation rental. What’s more, Airbnb Experiences has also picked up steam!
So, to help hosts make the most of Airbnb’s continued growth, here are some of the Airbnb trends that are set to shape the rest of 2018.
The Most Popular Airbnb Experiences for 2018
The introduction of the Airbnb Experiences platform has presented hosts with a golden opportunity to introduce their guests to the different unique things that their local community has to offer. On top of adding that touch of local flavor, Airbnb Experiences also offers hosts with an additional way to earn money (something that is very welcome in cities where significant restrictions have been put in place).
Therefore, Airbnb hosts will only be too happy to know that Airbnb Experiences are gaining popularity among travelers. More and more guests are booking one of the thousands of Airbnb Experiences that are currently available on the platform in addition to their accommodation. According to the Airbnb Press Room, almost a third of all bookings fall into the food and drink category with a local culinary workshop, tasting or simply a home-cooked dinner proving to hit all the right taste buds. So, if you are interested in growing your Airbnb business this year, why not offer a Food experience? After all, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Two other Airbnb Experiences that can also prove to be quite profitable is anything that relates to music or nature. It has been predicted that these two types of Airbnb Experiences will most likely increase in popularity too in 2018. Why not try to combine these two Airbnb trends? By the sound of it, an outdoor live concert will really rock in 2018.
The Most Popular Cities and Accommodations for 2018
The major cities such as London, Tokyo, and New York are still enjoying the most bookings. Though, there are countless smaller cities that have seen quite a noteworthy growth in the past year. For example, cities located in the Midwest of the United States of America such as Indianapolis have attracted more and more travelers.
Though, your standard residential homes are no longer one of the major Airbnb trends. Instead, guests are looking for accommodation that offers something that is just a tad more unique. Accommodation such as RVs, nature lodges and yurts have seen a massive increase in popularity. As a matter of fact, according to information on LearnAirbnb’s website, nature lodges have experienced an increase of a whopping 700%!
Just like Airbnb has grown and matured, guests have also set a higher bar. The current trend is that guests are looking for accommodation that can offer them more than just a comfy place to rest their head. They are instead looking for places that boast a rustic feel and can offer them a one-of-a-kind experience.
The Most Popular Destinations for 2018
One of the Airbnb trends that we have seen in 2018 was that people from all over flocked to Gangneung in Korea for the Winter Games. According to statistics, Gangneung had enjoyed an increase of more than 2000%! Even though the Winter Games has concluded, travelers are still keen to explore that part of the world. According to Airbnb trends for 2018, Vietnam has also become an increasingly popular holiday destination among both the locals as well as international travelers.
While over in North America, Airbnb listings based in Canada have also been in demand. Places that are close to the Canadian Rockies such as Edmonton and Fernie are also benefiting from an increase in tourists. This Airbnb trend reflects the increasing popularity of Airbnb Experiences that offer travelers the chance to explore the unbeaten track as these destinations boast a wide selection of outdoor activities.
Why Should Airbnb Hosts Pay Attention to the latest Airbnb Trends?
By knowing what the latest Airbnb trends are all about, hosts are empowered to make better choices that will ultimately help them to grow their Airbnb business. Perhaps you have always had a strong urge to turn your culinary hobby or love for the great outdoors into a business. Well, 2018 might then just be the ideal time to do this!
Who does not want to travel more? The remainder of 2018 promises to see more travelers satisfy their wanderlust as they set out to explore and experience unique accommodation, local cuisine and some of the other exciting Airbnb trends.