Travel giant Airbnb is on its way to becoming a holistic travel experience platform. It has now introduced the capability for travellers to share short videos known as travel stories on the Airbnb app.
The stories – which have to be a minimum of 10 seconds long and can be taken through the app by selecting the on-app “Add video” function and stitched together – will encompass the traveller’s location, captions, the option to specific if its a work, leisure, family trip and the option to add tips on exploring the destination – and not just the rental unit – for… Read More
Airbnb has mined its booking data from the first half of the coming year to unearth 2018’s travel trends. The forecast covers the top 10 popular cities to explore, the kinds of homes guests enjoy and popular experiences growing in demand.
When it comes to the world’s top 10 popular cities, Paris, Osaka and Tokyo occupy the top three spots, followed by New York, London, Rome, Orlando, Miami, Sydney and Lisbon.
Planning to fly your family to the coast for the summer holiday? Still looking for the perfect place to stay? It’s not too late to find just what you need. Some stunning seaside homes are available on Airbnb. Whether your family or budget is large or small, there is something for everyone. Here are some options that’ll leave you with many happy memories of a hassle-free holiday.
This seaside home is just 10km from the bustling town of Hermanus in the Western Cape. It is close to the shore, so leisurely beach walks are easy to come by. With… Read More
The advance of technology makes exploring the world more accessible in many ways. Travel company Airbnb has made it possible for all kinds of accommodation offerings to be presented to travellers from across the globe looking for alternatives to traditional hotels and BnBs, so why not offer a whole country?
Sweden has done just this by listing itself on the travel platform. This means those within its borders can freely access its public spaces to explore, take part in recreational activities or even ditch a hotel room and opting to set up tent and sleep beneath the stars in the heart of… Read More
“Bleisure” travel, where business and leisure travel meet, takes centre stage in Airbnb’s new offering. The home-sharing online facilitator that allows users to lease or rent private homes now offers a new feature that caters to “millennial bleisure” travellers.
Airbnb has stated that more than half of its business trip bookings included a Saturday night in 2016, which implied that travellers had planned to explore the city in which they were in while on business. The company has therefore grown its number of business-friendly residences.
Travel trends continue to evolve as the sector continues to grow. Earlier this year, The United Nations World Tourism organisation reported that 2016 saw positive growth for the industry globally, with international tourist arrivals increasing by 3,9%. This culminated in a total reach of 1,235 million travellers according to the UNTWO World Tourism Barometer.
The increased growth was despite growing global concerns around safety and security. Positive sentiment shown through the a survey of of UNWTO’s Panel of Experts, who were confident that tourism will continue to grow at a rate of 3% to 4% in 2017 despite these threats and other… Read More