Best travel destinations 2023: the most popular cities to visit next year and tips for saving money on Airbnb when booking

Airbnb’s revenue has continued to hit records since the pandemic as its user base continues to grow year on year.

The video above is from a previous Airbnb report.

2023 is shaping up to be another big year for the platform. After the program was suspended during the pandemic, the platform Reinvest in Airbnb Experiences‘, allowing customers to not only book their room, but also activities. CEO Brian Chesky recently announced Changes to make Airbnb’s fee structure more transparent and reduce payment tasks, potentially improving the overall usability of the platform.

With the top ten travel destinations announced for next year, now is the time to start planning ahead for your globetrotting odyssey. Here are the most wanted cities for next year, plus some tips to save money on booking to get them the most value off the platform.

Best destinations 2023

Airbnb recently published its top New Year travel destinations around the world. These are based on searches done on the platform this year for future registrations in 2023.

A quick look at the list shows that faraway tropical destinations are in high demand, suggesting that post-pandemic revenge travel may still entice travelers to travel extra distance to satisfy their pent-up wanderlust. Brazil, Australia and New Zealand all have several cities in the top ten. Unsurprisingly, many of these destinations offer sunny coastal scenery.

At the top of the top ten is Málaga on the southern coast of Spain. This Birthplace of PicassoMalaga is filled with a kaleidoscope of ancient monumentsfrom Arab fortresses to Roman theaters and from Phonecian castles to medieval cathedrals.

A significant event is the Málaga Faira traditional festival that takes place in August and features fireworks, processions of patron saints, flamenco and bullfights and fills the streets with revelers from morning until late at night.

Travelers are also preparing to explore Down Under. In second place is Sydney, Australia, which has scenic surf beaches and stunning cityscapes.

In third place is the coffee mecca of Melbourne, Australia, followed by the “City of Sails” Auckland in neighboring New Zealand.

In fifth place is Bangkok, Thailand. Known for its bustling street life, exquisite temples and distinctive cuisine, Thailand’s capital has been a popular tourist hub in Southeast Asia for many years. Now with the resumption of reservations in Thailand occupancy of accommodation Bangkok has recovered from its pandemic lows and is back on the map for 2023.

In sixth place is Queenstown, New Zealand. A favorite spot for adventurers, this city on New Zealand’s South Island offers plenty of extreme sports and outdoor activities.

In seventh and eighth place are Florianópolis and Porto Seguro, two beautiful coastal cities in Brazil. In ninth place is Perth, Australia. Technically the the most isolated city in the worldPerth includes one of the largest downtown parks in the world (larger than Central Park in New York).

Finally, in tenth place is Salvador, Brazil, known for its Portuguese colonial architecture and Afro-Brazilian culture.

savings tips

Staying in great Airbnbs can be fun, but the platform used to be cheaper. During the pandemic, the average Airbnb stay is one night in the United States exceeded the price of a hotel room. Still, there are several hacks customers can use to bring that price down.

New offers are a great starting point for saving money. Hosts of newly listed properties are usually desperate to find their first customers and good reviews. To make their place more appealing, they usually list it cheaply. By filtering out newly listed places, you can take advantage of those budget accommodations that are likely to be as good as more established places.

Extending your stay is another. sure way to get a deal. Customers can test this by extending their dates beyond a week (seven days) or a month (28 days) to see if this is the case. a discount appears on the details of the reservation costs.

In addition to the length of stay, you can also specify the time of the reservation additional savings. Many hosts offer discounts for longer stays or last-minute bookings.

Negotiations with a host is another proven strategy to reduce the cost of your booking. The best way to do this is to click “Contact Host” and chat with the host. It’s best not to ask for a discount right away, but rather to build a relationship with them and then tell them why they might charge a lower price.

Remember to mention what you can offer in return, for example B. to take better photos of the accommodation that the host can publish on the platform, or to do some extra tasks for them, such as B. gardening.

Depending on how you use it Airbnb can open new doors and transform your travel experience. The new year promises more post-pandemic travel, and travelers who go the extra mile to get out and make the most of it are sure to have unforgettable experiences.

This article was produced and syndicated by Geek Wealth.

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