Pinterest + Airbnb’s official Spring/Summer travel guide for 2019

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As the warm weather nears, now is the perfect time to start planning your spring and summer travel! But despite the excitement, many can agree that planning a trip is a daunting task. Where do you even begin?

To help your readers master their 2019 spring and summer travel itinerary, Pinterest and Airbnb teamed up to reveal the hottest travel hacks and trends right now, which you’ll find below. Pinterest will spark inspiration and help you discover new places to go, while Airbnb will provide your home away from home for an unforgettable experience. Take a look at our insights below, including nature travel, space travel and everything in between.

Getting Back to Your Roots

Pinterest users are inspired by nature this year, with searches for “nature travel” up +88%1, 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:


Out of This World Experiences

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%1 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 summer stargazing map or meteor viewing tips and check out Pinterest for more tips and tricks for the ultimate space vacation.

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


Calling All Thrill Seekers

Adventure travel is continuing to rise on Pinterest and searches are up +693%¹. 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:

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

Who Doesn't Love A Good Deal?

Just the thought of taking a holiday can leave us already feeling “spring broke”. Pinners, however, are looking to keep their vacations practical with searches for “budget travel” +64%¹. There are countless destinations where Airbnb is incredibly affordable and Pinterest has highlighted some wallet-friendly favorites 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 £75***:

The most wish-listed listings under £100***:

A few of the most booked experiences £25 or under***:

Thinking Green

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 this light and liquid-free shampoo or these organic travel utensils are a must.

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

Puppy Friendly Pads

Have a furry friend that you’d like to take with you on your next vacation? Look no further. Searches for “dog-friendly holidays” are up +146%1 on Pinterest and there are over 1.3 million pet-friendly Airbnb listings globally***.  So get ready to plan a vacation 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***:

From Chilly Winter to Tropical Warmth

After much of the northern hemisphere experienced a frigid winter, people are packing for a warmer climate. Pinterest has seen a rise in searches for “cold to warm travel outfits” +152%1 and Airbnb’s most trending destinations for spring are hot and sunny.

Vacation hopping from rain to sun? Or simply traveling between cold to warm climates? Pack some weather appropriate essentials with these top tips from Pinterest.

Destinations seeing the biggest growth from last year’s spring travel period include****:


1Pinterest Internal Data, percent increases are calculated using normalized searches from January 2018 to January 2019

2Pinterest Internal Data, December Newsletter, percent increases were calculated using normalized searches from September ‘17 to Sept ‘18. Adventure Travel continues to rise from January ‘18 to January ‘19.

3Pinterest Internal Data, percent increases are calculated using normalized searches from January - September 2017 to January - September 2018.

*Based on Airbnb internal data for year-over-year growth for bookings made between March 1, 2018-March 1, 2019.

**Based on internal Airbnb data for bookings made for 2019 as of October 2018 vs. bookings made for 2018 as of October 2017; searches in October – November 2018 vs. October – November 2017; and wish list inclusion in November 2018 vs. November 2017.

***Based on Airbnb internal data as of March 4, 2019.

****Based on internal Airbnb data for year-over-year growth for bookings made from March 1 – April 21, 2019 compared to the same booking period in 2018.