Bangkok ranked #1 trending global destination on Airbnb in 2022

Looking ahead to 2023, Bangkok currently ranks 5th trending destination in the world on Airbnb.

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Airbnb ends the year with an arc, revealing the categories and destinations that topped the charts in 2022, and offering a glimpse of what 2023 has in store for travel. And just in time for year-end travel, Airbnb introduced new platform features to create a more seamless and memorable experience for guests and hosts.

Searches in the first and third quarters of 2022 for check-ins in 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 led to Bangkok becoming the top trending destination for Airbnb travelers globally in 2022:

  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Málaga, Spain
  4. Seoul, South Korea
  5. Melbourne, Australia
  6. Itapema, Brazil
  7. Angra dos Reis, Brazil
  8. Capao da Canoa, Brazil
  9. Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Brisbane, Australia

Bangkok’s popularity as a top destination will continue into 2023, as searches in the first and third quarters of 2022 for future check-ins in 2023 rank the city currently number five on Airbnb’s list of places most popular travel options on Airbnb in 2023:

  1. Málaga, Spain
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Auckland, New Zealand
  5. Bangkok, Thailand

“In 2022, we continued to see changes in the way people live, work and travel on Airbnb. It is clear that the new flexibility offered by remote and hybrid working has led to a revolution in the way we travel, especially when it comes to international destinations. The reopening of more countries this year has also unlocked pent-up demand from international travelers eager to reconnect with loved ones or visit their favorite destinations again,” said Amanpreet BajajGeneral Manager of Airbnb for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

After launching Airbnb Categories in May this year, Airbnb has added six new categories to support guest travel this festive season, including: New Homes; Top houses in the world; Trendy houses; Adapted houses; Gambling houses; and Hanoks.

Based on bookings from May 11 to September 30, here are the top travel categories in 2022 for Thai customers:

  1. Amazing pools
  2. National parks
  3. Beach
  4. Tropical
  5. shared houses

Meanwhile, the most popular international destinations for Thai travelers in 2022 are:

  1. Seoul, South Korea
  2. Bern, Switzerland
  3. Singapore
  4. Wallis, Switzerland
  5. Ile-de-France, France

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