Airbnb unveils top ten UK destinations for the 2021 summer season

United Kingdom: Airbnb unveiled the top ten trends UK destinations, before what should be an exceptional summer for stays with still uncertain international travel plans.

The latest list is based on year-over-year destination search growth compared to the same time a year ago when the global lockdowns began.

It’s no surprise that rural leisure destinations have a higher trend than urban ones, even though some of the traditionally popular cities missed out on the top ten ahead of this year’s peak summer season.

According to Airbnb, Saint Clears in Pembrokeshire, Wales was the destination with the largest increase in searches by the British this summer, ahead of the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and Clovelly in Devon, while the south from England dominated the top ten. . However, places like Bournemouth [Dorset] and St Ives in Cornwall were the most publicized omissions on the list.

The full list is as follows:

  • Saint Clears, Pembrokeshire
  • Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Clovelly, Devon
  • Bosham, West Sussex
  • Valley of the Primroses, Yorkshire
  • Mullion, Cornwall
  • Cawsand, Cornwall
  • Noss Mayo, Devon
  • Saunton, Devon
  • Eastern Wittering, West Sussex

Amanda Cupples, Airbnb Managing Director for Northern Europe, said: “Our trending destinations show that travel this year is likely to be a little different, with many taking advantage of a summer closer to home to explore rural destinations. less known in addition to well-known destinations. loved favorites.

Independent accommodation [cottages / holiday lets] will be allowed to reopen for single households to book overnight stays away from home in the UK from Monday 12 April as part of the UK government’s strategy to safely ease lockdown restrictions over the next few years month. Meanwhile, hotels and B & Bs will have to wait until May 17 at the earliest to reopen, according to the government’s latest plans.

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