Airbnb is starting the year by revealing both last year’s travel trends and what eager travellers have their eyes set on in 2023. In 2022, people were searching for pools, beaches and iconic cities. 2023 is looking to be more of the same with not one but three Australian cities making the cut in the top 10 trending travel spots for international travel. Sydney and Melbourne took the 2nd and 3rd spot respectively with Perth sitting pretty at number 9 which is hardly a surprise since all 3 cities tick all those boxes and then some. Last year Airbnb also revealed the most wishlisted and unique Airbnb destinations in the country and the most dreamy winter getaways if you want to start planning ahead this year and snag a stay.
The top travel destinations for 2023 according to Airbnb
The accommodation site released its hottest trending destinations by search that travel buffs are lusting over. Here is the list of the top 10 cities that made the list with some interesting inclusions for 2023:
1. Málaga, Spain
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Melbourne, Australia
4. Auckland, New Zealand
5. Bangkok, Thailand
6. Queenstown, New Zealand
7. Florianópolis, Brazil
8. Porto Seguro, Brazil
9. Perth, Australia
10. Salvador, Brazil
Sydney made the list at the number 2 spot for the second consecutive year with Melbourne moving up the ladder from number 5 to number 3. Perth, which enjoys the most hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia made the list for the first time.
Read all about Airbnb’s top travel destinations here .