Cebu recognizes families as the “best tourists”

CEBU is one of 22 destinations in the world where locals rank families as the best tourists for their communities.

This is based on the May 2021 Airbnb Travel & Life Report. Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects people wishing to rent their homes with people looking for accommodation.

According to Airbnb, “families are the most dynamic force in travel”. The company cited a survey of 10,000 people in five countries that shows more consumers (42%) are identified as “family-oriented travelers” than any other type of traveler.

“They paved the way by redistributing travel, from the same places to everywhere, and using houses for longer stays to live anywhere. And in an age when destinations are debating how they want travel to come back, locals see families as the best kind of tourists. Business travelers are the lowest rated, ”Airbnb said.

Other destinations with locals who also recognize families as top tourists include Australia, Austria, Bali, Budapest, Florence, France, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Italy, Jakarta, Manila, Mexico, Mexico City, Prague, Quintana Roo, Rome, Toronto, United Kingdom, United States, Venice and Vienna.

The same Airbnb report says connecting with family is the top priority for travelers.

It also indicates that family trips represent a growing share of the total number of overnight stays, going from 27% of nights booked in summer 2019 to 33% of nights booked in summer 2021.

Airbnb said family travel to rural destinations fell from 32% of family nights in 2019 to 42% of family nights booked for summer 2021.

In addition, he found that beach towns and theme parks have replaced towns as the main family summer destinations. (CNRC)

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