Airbnb for Work unveils 12 emerging cities for digital nomads in 2019

From Bogotá to Krakow, Airbnb for Work revealed 12 cities around the world that have seen a significant increase in the number of British digital nomads settling there. Emily Eastman Reports

The figures come from new booking data from Airbnb for work, its business travel portal that lists accommodation for professionals, as well as team-building activities and meeting spaces around the world.

When it comes to remote working, European cities remain popular, but more distant countries are also seeing an influx of digital nomads from the UK.

Bogotá in Colombia tops the list as the city that has seen the fastest growth in popularity, with a 196% increase between October 2018 and October 2019 (compared to October 2017 to October 2018) of Britons booking a stay in ‘business. The cosmopolitan city is quickly becoming one of Latin America’s most vibrant destinations.

Istanbul, meanwhile, ranks second with a 193% increase in Airbnb for Work stays for the same period. Straddling East and West, the Turkish city has long been popular with tourists, but its cuisine, architecture and history also hold wide appeal for remote workers.

In third place is Bratislava, Slovakia. Its compact size, easy accessibility, and growing reputation as a hub for tech talent and start-ups have resulted in an 187% increase in the number of business travelers.

Málaga comes in fourth, in part thanks to the recent growth in coworking spaces and high-speed internet. The Spanish city has seen a 174% increase in the number of British professionals working abroad.

Fifth is Lima, one of the furthest destinations on the list. The Peruvian capital has seen a 168 percent increase in the number of business travelers, some of whom come for its annual venture capital conference – an opportunity to connect with local start-ups and local and international investors.

Spain appears on the list again in sixth place, this time with Marbella, a small town in the south of the country that enjoys 320 days of sunshine a year. Remote sun-seeking workers who come here are up 162 percent.

Nuremberg, Germany, comes seventh with a 160% increase. Located in the heart of Europe, the city offers great accessibility for international companies looking to bring together employees from all over the world.

In eighth place is Venice, one of Europe’s most popular tourist spots and now, with a 160% increase in Airbnb for Work stays, a popular remote work destination.

Over the Atlantic, San Jose (Silicon Valley) in the United States comes ninth, with an increase of 159%. The city is home to around 6,600 tech companies and the Tech Museum of Innovation, making it an attractive place for start-ups.

In tenth place, Antibes saw a 155% increase in the number of business visitors, while in 11th place is Krakow, with an increase of 153%.

The list is rounded off with Miami, which looks set to become one of the world’s largest international business centers. The city was recently ranked among the best for work-life balance, and rumor has it that the city saw a 151% increase in Airbnb for Work stays between fall 2018 and 2019.

Here is the Airbnb for Work list of 12 emerging cities for digital nomads …

  1. Bogota – Colombia
  2. Istanbul, Turkey
  3. Bratislava, Slovakia
  4. Malaga, Spain
  5. Lima, Peru
  6. Marbella, Spain
  7. Nürnberg, Germany
  8. Venice, Italy
  9. San José, United States
  10. Antibes, France
  11. Krakow, Poland
  12. Miami, United States

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