Airbnb Reveals the Top 19 Travel Destinations for 2019

Our bags are already packed.

December  6, 2018
Photo by Airbnb

Just in time for the season of asking really, really nicely for a new suitcase, Airbnb has released its predictions for the most popular travel destinations in 2019.

The home–rental website forecasts a boom in visits to 19 cities and countries across the globe, based on a combination of Airbnb search data, bookings, and wish-list flags. Lucky for us—and by us, I mean anyone who likes to fantasize about exotic vacations while lying in bed on a Saturday morning—they've included home listings and a handful of Airbnb "experiences" in each locale.

There are islands. There are cities. There are mountains, beaches, red deer, and golden eagles. There's even a trail named after cheese (Route du Camembert, anyone?). Without further ado, Airbnb's top 19 travel destinations for 2019 are:

1. Kaikoura, New Zealand

2. Xiamen, China

3. Puebla, Mexico

4. Normandy, France

5. Great Smoky Mountains, United States

6. Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

7. Accra, Ghana

8. Mozambique

9. Outer Hebrides, Scotland

10. Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

11. Catskill Mountains and Hudson Valley, United States

12. Santa Catarina State, Brazil

13. Batumi, Georgia

14. Winnipeg, Canada

15. Pondicherry, India

16. Uzbekistan

17. Calabria, Italy

18. Andalusia, Spain

19. Taiwan

Which destinations are on your travel bucket list for 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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Eric K. December 9, 2018
Was not expecting a lot of these!
creamtea December 7, 2018
I no longer use Airbnb ever since someone hacked my account and booked a stay for 4 in a place in Minsk. No joke. After repeated phone calls and emails their customer service nevertheless failed to clear up the matter and ended up canceling MY account, and no doubt the apartment owner got stiffed. I even got an email asking me to rate my stay. I didn't need to be told after that that their security systems (and their customer service) is severely lacking, and I don't mind sharing that information right here.
dkv December 7, 2018
I am a Canadian and the inclusion of Winnipeg on there is a total head scratcher.