Airbnb Unveils Its 20 Trending Destinations for 2020


Already making travel plans for 2020? Well, Airbnb wants to make it a little easier for you. They recently released a list of 20 trending destinations for 2020. The list for 20 trending destinations for 2020 is based on year-over-year growth in bookings, for 2020.

Airbnb Unveils Its 20 Trending Destinations for 2020

Airbnb’s 20 Trending Destinations for 2020

Here’s Airbnb’s list for 20 trending destinations for 2020:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is the number one forecast destination, it has seen a 729% YoY increase. According to Airbnb, it has seen a surge of interest in Milwaukee as a travel destination. One of the factors attributing to the surge in interest is the fact that it is the host of next year’s Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee has an incredible bar and restaurant scene and fascinating cultural attractions that include a Calatrava-designed art museum.

Bilbao, Spain

According to Airbnb, Bilbao has seen a 402% YoY increase. The city, which is in the Basque country in northern Spain, is known for its Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Its transformation from rust belt city to flourishing culture hub is truly remarkable. Bilbao must be a great travel destination because in 2018 it won the European City of the Year. Tourists can enjoy a wonderful dining scene, breathtaking architecture and an unforgettable cityscape. Bilbao is set to be one of the host cities for Europe’s most beloved soccer competition next year.

Buriram, Thailand

This province saw a 383% YoY increase. It is a rural province in southeastern Thailand (about 200 miles from Bangkok) that has some of the country’s “most treasured Khmer relics”. Buriram’s best-known monument is the incredible Phanom Rung complex which is comparable in grandeur to its much more famous Cambodian neighbour, Angkor Wat. Another reason Buriram is trending is that it has also become a sporting hotspot like Bilbao.

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

This beautiful destination saw a 356% YoY increase. Sunbury is a suburb located about 21 miles from Melbourne, Australia. This beautiful destination is popular because of its beautiful wildlife, wineries and Victorian-era architecture. In 2020 it will be hosting the ICC T20 World Cup.


Romania saw a 298% YoY increase. This beautiful country has pristine hills and ancient rural villages which make it an ideal destination.

Xi’an, China

This travel destination saw a 255% YoY increase. Xi’an has been cited as one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization. This travel destination is best known as the home of the terracotta warriors ( a vast collection of prehistoric clay soldiers discovered by local farmers in 1974). Xi’an is now known as a major culinary melting pot while its numerous historical monuments have earned it the nickname “China’s outdoor museum”. In 2020, this city will be offering a tourism program that will introduce 30 nighttime tour routes throughout Xi’an with highlights including nighttime markets and performances.

Eugene, Oregon

Eugene saw a 213% YoY increase. It is a medium-sized city located in the Pacific Northwest. This city has made a name for itself as a business and culinary hub. Many multinational businesses were launched in Eugene and it is a major culinary hub in Oregon. It is also a very beautiful city that attracts eco-conscious newcomers. In 2020 this city will be hosting the national qualifying trials.


This country saw a 167% YoY increase. This country was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1994 thanks to its enchanting historic core, dramatically perched on a clifftop.  It is a very beautiful country that’s home to medieval castles, rocky gorges, charming villages and superb vineyards.

Guadalajara, Mexico

This city saw a 158% YoY increase. It is Mexico’s second city, it has a wealth of attractions. Guadalajara has a colonial architecture in the hipster Chapultepec neighbourhood, an impressive selection of festivals and museums. It is also a very green city where government encourage cyclists and pedestrians to reclaim public spaces normally dominated by cars.


This destination saw a 140% YoY increase. It is located almost 2,000 miles west of Australia. It is a picturesque archipelago nation that is home to rugged islands, deserted beaches and stunning Pacific wildlife.  Vanuatu has over 80 islands and has the highest density of languages per capita in the world (over 100 native languages are spoken throughout the archipelago). Visitors have a wide range of activities to do, they range from hiking up a volcano to world-class scuba diving.

The remaining 10 trending destinations are as follows:

  • Cali, Colombia
  • Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Ubatuba, Brazil
  • Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Kerala, India
  • Malindi, Kenya
  •  Maastricht, Netherlands


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