Airbnb has confirmed Kuta Bali as its most searched destination for winter 2022
The most popular travel spots for winter 2022 have been revealed by accommodation and travel experience company Airbnb. According to Airbnb, Kuta, Bali is the most searched destination.
It’s easy to see why Kuta is at top of Airbnb’s list. Due to its abundance of amenities for those seeking a winter retreat, Kuta has long been considered Bali’s premier vacation spot.
It’s hard to pass up the opportunity to spend time in Kuta when the area is home to some of the world’s best-known beaches, amazing accommodations, and an environment almost entirely dedicated to the comfort of visitors from all over the world.
The famous seaside destination has surpassed some other notable Christmas vacation destinations. Kuala Lumpur took second place, followed by Ipanema and Angra dos Reis in Brazil. Bangkok landed in fifth place, ahead of Sydney and Singapore. Malaga, a well-known resort in Spain, landed in eighth place, Melbourne in ninth and Pattaya, Thailand, rounded out the top 10.
Kuta now has more searches than Bangkok and Pattaya, which will be great news for Bali’s deputy governor, Cok Ace, who has been open about his displeasure with tourists preferring Thailand to Bali.
He observed that airfare prices to Thailand have come down in recent months, while passengers said in online communities that Thailand’s free 30-day visa on arrival was the deciding factor. .
On the other hand, according to Airbnb’s website, “Airbnb partners with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, promoting Bali as part of our Live and work anywhere program, designed to highlight outstanding global destinations for remote work. The Indonesian province has been leading the way for years as a top destination for budding digital nomads.”
The Bali digital nomad visa has been a long time coming to fruition. Sandiaga Uno, Indonesia’s minister for tourism and creative economies, said in September that digital nomads were allowed to live in Bali for up to six months at a stretch using the B211a socio-cultural visa.