Airbnb reveals 2022 top destinations for Filipinos and next year’s travel trends

  • This year, Filipino travelers sought out Airbnb Stays in Tropical, Amazing Pools, and Nature Parks categories 
  • Looking ahead to 2023, Filipinos are planning trips to domestic spots including Cebu City, El Nido, and Baguio; and international destinations including Singapore and Australia 

This December, Airbnb is wrapping up the year with a bow by revealing its top destinations and Airbnb Categories of stays in 2022 and providing a sneak peek at what 2023 has in store.

In 2022, Pinoy guests on Airbnb found themselves most enjoying a tropical getaway or relaxing by the poolside. The Tropical and Amazing Pools Categories of stays ranked top in terms of Filipinos’ most-booked homes, with outdoor categories including National Parks, Golf, Lake Houses, Beachfront, and Surfing just close behind.* 

2022 saw an unprecedented eagerness to travel, particularly as borders across the world began to reopen. Notably, the Philippines welcomed a significant influx of inbound tourists on Airbnb this year with Singaporeans topping the list. Latest data revealed that the top origin cities of guests visiting the Philippines in 2022 are Singapore, Seoul, Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.**

Looking ahead to 2023, Pinoys are definitely hoping to put their passports to good use. According to Airbnb data, the top trending travel spots for international travel in 2023 among Filipino guests are Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea

Still, domestic destinations also remain top of mind for Filipinos, with the top trending domestic destinations in 2023 being Cebu City and Lapu Lapu City in Cebu, El Nido and Coron in Palawan, Baguio in the north, and Pasay and Mandaluyong in Metro Manila.***

As the holiday season rolls around, this presents a unique opportunity for Filipinos to take advantage of the travel surge and earn some additional income, and perhaps even pay for a trip to a trending destination. 

Earlier this month, Airbnb made it even easier to Airbnb one’s home through its new Airbnb Setup featuring one-to-one guidance from an Airbnb Superhost, the opportunity to host an experienced guest as one’s first guest, as well as one-tap access to specially-trained Community support agents. Together with even more AirCover for Hosts, with tripled damage protection to USD3 million and expanded guest identity verification, among other top protections for both inside and outside your home, there’s no better time to become an Airbnb Host and share one’s home for the holidays.

All bookings included in this press release are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.

*Top Categories of 2022 (PH) nights booked by PH guests in any destination with check-in dates from May 11, 2022 thru September 30, 2022

**Top origin cities, states, and countries, by nights stayed for PH travel by the international guest with travel stays between January, 1 2022 thru September 30, 2022

***Top trending travel spots for 2023 travel by Filipinos, based on searches made in Q1-Q3 2022 for future 2023 check-ins

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