The Most Popular Travel Destinations Of 2020, According To Airbnb

Holiday travel might be top of mind right now, but it's also time to start thinking about the 2020 trips you genuinely want to take — and aren't just taking because your relatives guilted you into it. According to Airbnb, plenty of people are already planning their trips for next year, and the tourism company even knows which spots are set to become especially popular in the coming year. Airbnb recently revealed the 20 most trendy destinations of 2020.

Airbnb looked at internal data for bookings made for 2020 starting in September 2019 versus bookings made for 2019 starting in September 2018. Airbnb found that many of the highest trending locations are cities that will host big events in 2020.

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Take a look ahead to see all 20 of the trendiest travel destinations for 2020 as well as the most wish-listed Airbnb rentals available in each spot. It's sure to provide plenty of inspiration for your travels next year.

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Bilbao, Spain

402% YoY increase in booking

Piso moderno, céntrico y con garaje
"The apartment has a bedroom with dressing room, study area, and a bed. Very bright and spacious. In addition to the room, we have a living-dining-kitchen, which also has a bed contained in the wall. It has all the amenities: washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, etc. It has lots of light and space is very cozy."

Buriram, Thailand

383% YoY increase in booking

Ruen Ailada Guest Home
"We have charming cottages with traditional Thai touches that offer you a clean, cozy, home-feeling stay. Furnished with locally made furniture and includes air conditioners and hot showers."
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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

356% YoY increase in booking

Stunning Views — Country Studio
"Gorgeous studio overlooking a peaceful kangaroo-filled valley. Relax with a glass of wine on your private deck as the sun sets in front of you or light the fire pit and settle in with some toasted marshmallows and hot chocolates. Everything you need to escape and relax."

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Romania

298% YoY increase in booking

Wooden Attic Suite
"My wooden attic suite offers you a perfect and unique place to stay in Brasov. This will be a true Airbnb experience for you. A/C and central heating provided for a cool summer and a warm winter. 5 minutes by foot from Dracula Castle bus, 5 minutes by foot from Superland and a hypermarket, 5 minutes by car to city centre."

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Xi'an, China

255% YoY increase in booking

【别处民宿】room1 墙边地铁零距离 步行至回民街钟楼‍
"Located in the west wall of Xi'an city walls, as an important hub connecting north and south, close to the subway and bus station, quiet."
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Eugene, OR

213% YoY increase in booking

Park Ave Cottage — Adorable & Cozy near River Path!
"Just one block’s walk to over 13 miles of bike paths along the beautiful Willamette River, this charming country cottage, exquisitely remodelled in 2015, has a classy rustic vibe. Short drive to UO, downtown shopping, eateries, and brewery district. Private and quiet with A/C. Airbnb favourite! :-) Please Note: Rates vary based on demand and summer/winter rates differ."
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Luxembourg

167% YoY increase in booking

Cozy Studio Apt. in Gare Area (Centre)
"Welcome traveler to this cozy and completely private studio! My place is close to nightclubs and pubs, restaurants and the main station. You'll love my place because of the intimacy, proximity, connectivity, and nightlife. This is the MOST vibrant neighbourhood in Luxembourg where there is always something going on, and at times, it can get quite action-packed."
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Guadalajara, Mexico

158% YoY increase in booking

Luxury Apartment With Cinema In Chapultepec
"Apartment with incredible city view, located on floor 17. The apartment is the largest in the building. You will love my place because of the views, location, and atmosphere. My accommodation is good for couples, business travellers, families, and large groups."

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Vanuatu

140% YoY increase in booking

Treetop House at Volcano's Entrance — Yasur Lodge
"Stay with us in the treetop house and enjoy the amazing volcano view! Me, my wife, and our 6 children will welcome you into our lovely lodge maintained by the local community."
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Cali, Colombia

137% YoY increase in booking

Perfectly Located Spacious Entire Apt
"Located in one of the most traditional neighbourhoods of Cali, between the western and northern areas of the city, this space is close to great local attractions. My apartment is modern, safe, spacious, and offers a relaxing breeze from the Andes."
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Cape Canaveral

136% YoY increase in booking

CAPE C welcomes you to a beautiful beach getaway
"Welcome to the Cape Canaveral/Cocoa Beach Area. Just a few steps to the beach and Atlantic Ocean. Once you get to the sand, look south, and you'll see the Cocoa Beach Pier. Look north, and you can watch the cruise ships sail away. Surf, kayak, paddleboard, or just relax. Watch a rocket launch, take a cruise, go fishing. Go to the parks (Disney, Universal, Seaworld, Legoland, Wet 'n Wild, NASA (Kennedy Space Centre), Funspot. Restaurants and Bars for all..... ENJOY AND RELAX"
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Aberdeen, Scotland

119% YoY increase in booking

Old Slains Fisherman's Cottage
"This 18th-century cottage sits atop a stunning coastal peninsular that once formed the thriving fishing community of Old Castle Slains. Nestled in the shadow of the 13th-century castle ruin, this is the seascape-lovers paradise."

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Courtenay, BC, Canada

114% YoY increase in booking

Central Feature Home
"This new home is 25 minutes away from Mount Washington. Enjoy the comfort of being close to the mountain, with the convenience of being in town to enjoy the options of restaurants and breweries. The home features a gazebo with hot tub, outdoor shower, and sauna. The entire suite can sleep up to 9 people."

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Ubatuba, Brazil

108% YoY increase in booking

Romantic Bungalow with Ocean View
"We like to offer you our little romantic bungalow hidden in our exotic garden.
To get to Red Beach, you walk only seven minutes down a small street. Our Red Beach is almost untouched and offers the perfect wave conditions for surfing. Another beach nearby called Tenório has soft waves and fine sand that invites you for a caipirinha at one of its typical kiosks. In 30 minutes walking distance is a little beach called 'Cedro.' They say it is one of the 10 most beautiful beaches of Brazil."

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Les Contamines-Montjoie, France

108% YoY increase in booking

Traditional Mountain Chalet in Les Contamines
"Renovated traditional wooden mountain chalet set back from main road in Les Contamines-Montjoie. The chalet (with adjoining apartment) is well-equipped and has a bright main room with vaulted ceiling, sunny terrace, and views of Dome de Miages and Mont Joly. The well-insulated chalet is about a 10-minute walk from the center of the village, has a ski-bus stop 50m from the front door, and is c 2km from the ski lifts and nature park with both summer and winter activities."
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Tokyo, Japan

103% YoY increase in booking

2 Bed Room + 2 Toilets + Free Pocket Wi-Fi
"Located in Tateishi, a quaint neighborhood built around a local station in Tokyo. Many bars that were built right after World War II still exist near the station. You can feel what Tokyo was like back in the 1940s. Good access to major sightseeing spots (15 minutes to 50 minutes by local train)"

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Kerala, India

95% YoY increase in booking

Sea Hut Homestay with Aircon...
"Hello, everyone. Sea hut is a homestay with four independent double bedrooms on a common veranda. The room has a king-size double bed and an aircon in it. It's a perfect retreat for tourists who want to run away from the hectic city."
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Malindi, Kenya

88% YoY increase in booking

Nyumba Ya Madau — Ocean Front Villa
"Nyumba Ya Madau is a Swahili-style villa located in the most suggestive bay of Watamu, on a long white sandy beach and protected by the coral reef. You can enjoy long walks on the sand bar with the low tide and sailing and swimming with the high tide. It is the perfect place to relax and rest, ideal for families, couples, and groups of friends."
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Maastricht, Netherlands

55% YoY increase in booking

Guesthouse Centrum. Uniek en rustig!
"This special place to stay is in the center at a five minutes walking distance from the Vrijthof. Outside the hectic pace of the city, you can relax. A unique experience through special architecture and finishing! Also suitable for the business visitor."
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