Kuala Lumpur Ranked #2 Among Airbnb’s Trending Destinations in Q3

KUALA LUMPUR: New data from Airbnb revealed that Kuala Lumpur ranked as the 2nd most popular destination in the world in the third quarter, beating out other popular tourist destinations in the world.

Airbnb revealed that the list of top 10 trending global destinations in the third quarter, which included popular destinations in Asia, South America and Europe, was Kuta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur, Itapema (Brazil), Angra dos Reis (Brazil), Bangkok (Thailand). ), Sydney (Australia), Singapore, Málaga, (Spain), Melbourne (Australia) and Pattaya City in Thaliand.

Airbnb’s Managing Director for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Amanpreet Bajaj (pix), said: “The reopening of more countries this year has unlocked pent-up demand from international travelers eager to reconnect with their loved ones or visit their favorite destinations again. . It is incredibly encouraging that Malaysia is a priority for international travelers as travel rebounds, with its variety of incredible offerings ranging from breathtaking nature to rich culture and delicious cuisine.

Amid increased interest in overseas travel this year, domestic travel remains popular among Malaysians. Ipoh took first place as Malaysians’ top most popular destination on Airbnb in Q3, followed by Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Genting Highlands.

With the biggest travel revolution the world has seen, Airbnb has created a whole new way for travelers to search for their vacation homes, designed around Airbnb categories. With over 300 million views globally since its launch in May, the top five Airbnb categories in Malaysia by median revenue in Q3 2022 were Incredible Views, Golf, Incredible Pools, Beachfront and Tropical.

With the return of travel in full swing, Malaysians are now planning their vacations abroad with renewed enthusiasm. New data from Airbnb revealed that the trending international destinations visited near and far by Malaysians in the third quarter of 2022 were Bangkok, Paris, Melbourne, Greater London and Seoul.

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