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The Pinterest + Airbnb official travel guide for 2019

March 21, 2019 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Nature Travel

Pinterest users are inspired by nature this year, with searches for “nature travel” up +88%, and Airbnb guests are certainly feeling the same. Immersive outings — think forest bathing — are categories experiencing huge growth as some of Airbnb’s top trends for 2019.

From tips to help you unplug, essentials to bring for your hike or ways to enjoy your secluded haven with some meditation, Pinterest is the ideal resource to help you plan your trip.

Airbnb hosts offer a wide range of homes that give you the chance to immerse yourself in nature. Below are some of Airbnb’s top nature (539% YoY increase), meditation (367% YoY increase), and hiking (655% YoY increase)experiences, along with the tents that will get you in touch with mother earth:


Time Trek Howth, Dublin, Ireland

Forest Bathing, Bellevue, WA

Fortress Night Hike&Taste of Tradition, Seoul, South Korea


Bellecombe-en-Bauges, Rhone-Alpes, France

The 36th Street Urban Yurt, in Large Garden Oasis, Boise, ID

Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand

Space Travel

Pinterest and Airbnb are discovering more and more people are turning to the stars when it comes to travel planning, with searches for “space travel” +70% on Pinterest. And with nearly 3,000 homes equipped with telescopes and unique astro experiences on Airbnb, the host community is embracing this astronomical trend as well.

So plan for that celestial respite with a stargazing map or meteor viewing tips and check out Pinterest for more tips and tricks for the ultimate space holiday.

Here are a few stargazing homes and experiences perfect for an astronomical retreat:


Geodesic Dome near World Biosphere Reserve

Off the Grid and 40 Feet Up!

Skywatch Observatories Dome Stays

Stargazer in Country Garden


“Shoot the Moon” in Santa Monica

“Mauna Kea Stars & Volcano Photo Trip” in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Astronomical experience, Artignosc-sur-Verdongo, France

Adventure Travel

Adventure travel is continuing to rise on Pinterest and searches are up +693%. Pinners are searching for adventure-themed ideas for a thrill like swimming holes (+260%)2, abandoned amusement parks (+185%)2, cave diving(+143%)2 and surprise destinations (+192%)3. Airbnb is also seeing an increase in adventure and passion-based travel, particularly with surfing. In 2016, Airbnb joined up with the World Surf League to unlock 10,000 surfing Experiences across the globe.

No matter what you’re planning, Pinterest has ways to make sure you’re ready for some thrills including a surf trip packing list or ways to plan for a surprise destination.

Here are some experiences for the thrill seekers:

World Surf League Experience: Learn To Surf Waikiki, Honolulu, HI

Blue Cave snorkel with Oki market visit, Osaka, Japan

Learn To Eat Fire, Los Angeles, CA

Coconut & Island Survival Workshop, San Juan, PR

Sea Urchins Experience Tour in Sea Cave, Lisbon, Portugal

Find a home on Airbnb to make amazing (and thrilling) memories:

Bali Cottage, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

traditional Greek abode, Santorini

Balian treehouse, Balian Beach, Bali (only a 3 minute walk away from some ocean adventures!)

seashell house, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

traditional Fisherman’s Cave, Oia, Greece

Budget Travel

Just the thought of taking a holiday can leave us already feeling broke. Pinners however are looking to keep their holidays practical with searches for “budget travel” +64%. There are countless destinations where Airbnb is incredibly affordable and Pinterest has highlighted some wallet friendly favourites below.

Create a travel budget to help you plan (and save!) or try something like this 30-day savings challenge to get you on your way to saving.

Here are a few cities where the average price per night for bookings is under $106 AUD:

Bologna, Italy

Busan, South Korea

Ottawa, Canada

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bali, Indonesia

The most wish-listed listings under $120 AUD:

Romantic Cabana with view, Armenia, Colombia

Private, 3-bedroom Riad, Marrakesh, Morocco

Sunny apartment near metro station, Vienna, Austria

Waterfront with extraordinary view, Kotor, Montenegro

Dali Apartment, Dali, China

A few of the most booked experiences $37 AUD or under:

Kayak in La Jolla (7 Sea Caves), San Diego, CA

The Ultimate Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh, Scotland

Tsukiji market tour with Tsukiji lover, Tokyo, Japan

City Tour by Bike, Seville, Spain *bike tours are up on Pinterest (Searches for bike tours +64%)

Peckham Hidden Jazz Club, London, UK

Sustainable Travel

People want to minimise their carbon footprint and find ideas on how they can be eco friendly, with searches on Pinterest for “sustainable travel” +56%3. Airbnb is committed to promoting healthy tourism, by offering a large number of eco-friendly listings and below are some top sustainable destinations to plan your next trip around.

Eco-friendly packing essentials like liquid-free shampoo, natural travel products and these organic travel utensils are a must.

Find some of Airbnb’s most wishlisted eco-friendly listings below:

Balian Treehouse w beautiful pool, Bali, Indonesia

Underground Hygge, Orondo, WA

Unique Cob Cottage, Mayne Island, Canada

Joshua Tree Homesteader Cabin, Joshua Tree, CA

CASA NA ÁRVORE nas montanhas, Monte Verde, Brazil

Dog Friendly

Have a furry friend that you’d like to take with you on your next holiday? Look no further. Searches for “dog-friendly holidays” are up +146% on Pinterest and there are over 1.3 million pet-friendly Airbnb listings globally. So get ready to plan a holiday both you and your pet will enjoy.

Some top trending Pinterest tips on how to travel with a pup include international dog travel guide and road trip must-haves.

A few of the most wish-listed pet-friendly Airbnb listings:

Historic Carriage House in Denver’s Oldest Neighborhood, Denver, CO

A Pirate’s Life For Me – Houseboat!, Charleston, SC

Casa Valencia, Rincon, Puerto Rico

Your own Island in lake near Manila, Cavinti, Philippines

Airstream ‘Glamping’ in Andalucia!, Alozaina, Spain


1Percent increases are calculated using normalised searches from January 2018 to January 2019.

2Percent Increases from our December What’s Hap-Pin-In’ Report were calculated using normalised searches from September ‘18 to Sept ‘19. Adventure Travel continues to rise from January ‘18 to January ‘19.

3Percent increases are calculated using normalised searches from January – September 2017 to January – September 2018.

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