Summer getaways and travel trends, Airbnb shares what’s been hot in 2022 and what’s trending for next year

Airbnb ends the year with an arc, revealing the destinations that topped the charts in 2022 and offering a glimpse of what 2023 holds for travel.

It’s the season for summer getaways

With New Zealand fully open for summer for the first time in almost three years and another eventful year coming to an end, now is the time for Kiwis to book that long-awaited summer holiday. With many listings still available to book and over 60 categories to search including ‘Beach’, ‘Beachfront’, ‘Boats’, ‘Incredible Views’, ‘Incredible Pools’, ‘Camping’, ‘Waterfront’ lake” and “Tropical”, it’s not too late to secure this end-of-year getaway that many New Zealanders dream of.

As Kiwis look to spend quality time at the beach, data from Airbnb has revealed the 10 most sought-after beaches in New Zealand, including:


Christchurch, Canterbury


Lower Hutt, Wellington

Timaru, Canterbury

Porirua, Wellington

Masterton, Wellington

Gladstone, Wellington

Hurunui, Canterbury

Christchurch, Canterbury

And while beach vacations are a big draw during the summer period, there are also plenty of regional and inland vacation options with beautiful pools and other swimming spots to enjoy.

Alternatively, those who prefer land-based activities will find that the vineyards, barns, farm stays, design and OMG! Ads can also be fantastic options for a vacation.

“We know many New Zealanders love to get away to the beach or relax by the water during the summer, but travelers can find a new way to seek inspiration and mix things up this summer season. parties with our Category function. With our over 60 categories – including our six new categories of New, Top of the World, Trending, Adapted, Play and Hanoks – there’s never been a better time to plan that perfect vacation getaway,” said Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb Country Manager. for Australia and New Zealand

“Whether it’s a seaside getaway, a cozy cabin, a farm stay, a place to cook a holiday feast with our chef’s cooking category, or a a superb swimming pool, Airbnb has what you need for this summer vacation.

“Not only is summer the perfect time to get away with friends and family and spend time relaxing and rejuvenating, but it’s also the perfect time to become a host and get the most out of your own home or space you own while you’re away and offset the cost of your travel plans.

Earlier this month, Airbnb made Airbnb your home even easier with
Airbnb Setup, with personalized guidance from a Superhost, the ability to welcome an experienced guest as your first guest, plus one-click access to specially trained community support agents. With even more AirCover for Hostswhich tripled damage protection to $3 million and expanded traveler identity verification, among other top-notch protections for inside and outside your home, now is the perfect time to become a host and start earning money.

The reopening of international borders in 2022 has unlocked pent-up demand from those wishing to reconnect with loved ones or visit their favorite destinations abroad. Around the world, the following places have become the most trending global destinations that have caught the attention of travelers this year, Auckland, New Zealand, ranking in the top 10, based on research on the platform in 2022.

Bangkok, Thailand

Sydney, Australia

Málaga, Spain

Seoul, South Korea

Melbourne, Australia

Itapema, Brazil

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Capao da Canoa, Brazil

Auckland, New Zealand

Brisbane, Australia

Good news for local hosts, New Zealand continues to top people’s list of favorite destinations in 2023, with two cities featuring among the most popular destinations for international travel in 2023.

Málaga, Spain

Sydney, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand

Bangkok, Thailand

Queenstown, New Zealand

Florianopolis, Brazil

Porto Seguro, Brazil

Perth, Australia

Salvador, Brazil

If you know a loved one who will want to experience one of these destinations and you’re still looking for the perfect gift, consider giving a trip this holiday season with an Airbnb Gift Card. A Airbnb gift card
unlocks access to the platform’s extensive collection of unique homes and unique Airbnb experiences and are now available at all New Zealand outlets.

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