The latest travel trends and inspiration.

Airbnb hosts and short-term property rental management companies are always on the look-out for ways to maximise a home’s occupancy and revenue.
Mon 30 Sep 2019

One of the key ways they do this is by keeping up-to-date with the latest travel trends and inspiration from all over the world. Luckily, Airbnb and Pinterest have teamed up to reveal the travel themes trending in 2019...



Getting Back to Nature

Airbnb guests have certainly been inspired to get back to their roots in their choice of travel destinations this year,
with searches for nature and hiking being two of the top trends for 2019, up 539% and 655% in searches respectively.
While the search term “nature travel” is up 88% on Pinterest so far this year.
All of which is great news for hosts in our green city of Cardiff, boasting over 330 parks and gardens.
Check out these green havens ready to explore in our green capital: bit.ly/Visit-Cardiff

DID YOU KNOW...
CARDIFF HAS MORE GREEN SPACES PER PERSON THAN ANY OTHER UK CORE CITY.






Out of This World

More and more people are turning to the stars when it comes to travel planning. Global searches for “space travel” are up 70% on Pinterest and nearly 3,000 homes on Airbnb are now equipped with telescopes, while unique astronomical experiences are a huge draw for travellers in 2019.

DID YOU KNOW...
THE MAIN TELESCOPE AT THE CARDIFF ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY CAN BE USED BY ALL MEMBERS (AFTER AN INTRODUCTORY TRAINING SESSION)


Check out more info on stargazing in Cardiff, here: bit.ly/Cardiff-Observatory





Thrill Seekers

Airbnb has seen a huge increase in adventure-based travel so far this year, particularly in water adventures and sports searches, while adventure travel is continuing to rise on Pinterest too, with related searches up 693%.

Check out these 9 essential destinations in Wales for adrenaline junkies - bit.ly/Thrill-Seekers– including Cardiff International White-Water centre - ciww.com.





Bargain Hunters

Everyone loves a bargain, right? Seems Pinterest users do, with “budget travel” searches up 64% over the past year.

DID YOU KNOW...
4.67 IS THE AVERAGE SCORE OUT OF 5 THAT CARDIFF HOSTS RECEIVE FOR VALUE OF MONEY FROM GUESTS






Think Eco

Thinking green is on most people’s minds nowadays, with many travellers wanting to minimise their carbon footprint and travel in an eco-friendly way.
Searches on Pinterest for “sustainable travel” are up more than 56% worldwide, while Airbnb is committed to promoting healthy tourism and reinvigorating rural communities.
Check out these 12 eco-friendly places to visit in Wales: bit.ly/Eco-Friendly-Wales

DID YOU KNOW...
THE SENEDD IN CARDIFF BAY HAS A STRONG ETHOS OF SUSTAINABILITY.
IT'S VENTILATED NATURALLY BY A COWL ON THE ROOF,
THE HEATING IS MANAGED BY A BIOMASS BOILER AND GEOTHERMAL PIPES DEEP BENEATH THE OLD DOCKS,
AND RAINWATER IS HARVESTED FROM THE ROOF TO FLUSH THE LOOS.
WHILE TRADITIONAL WELSH MATERIALS LIKE SLATE AND OAK ALSO FEATURE STRONGLY.






Man’s Best Friend is Coming Too

It seems that more and more travellers nowadays want to take their furry best friends with them (and why wouldn’t they!).
Global searches for “dog-friendly vacations” are up more than 146% on Pinterest, while Airbnb boasts 1.3 million pet-friendly listings around the world.

Source: bit.ly/Travel-Itineraries



We hope you found some useful insights within our blog, either about the latest travel trends or our beautiful city of Cardiff.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask us!



Rebecca James
Client Relationship Manager

helloted.co.uk