KL ranked #2 among Airbnb’s trending destinations in 3Q22

NEW data from Airbnb has revealed that Kuala Lumpur ranked second in the top trending destinations worldwide in the third quarter of 2022, pulling ahead of other popular tourist destinations around the world.

Airbnb revealed the list of top 10 most trending global destinations in the third quarter of the year, which included popular destinations across Asia, South America and Europe:

  1. Kuta, Indonesia
  2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  3. Itapema, Brazil
  4. Angra dos Reis, Brazil
  5. Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Sydney, Australia
  7. Singapore, Singapore
  8. Málaga, Spain
  9. Melbourne, Australia
  10. Pattaya City, Thailand
Amanpreet Bajaj

According to Airbnb’s general manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan Amanpreet Bajaj, the reopening of more countries this year has unlocked pent-up demand from international travelers eager to reconnect with loved ones or visit their favorite destinations once more. 

“It’s incredibly heartening that Malaysia is top of mind for international travelers as travel bounces back, with its variety of incredible offerings from breathtaking nature to rich culture and delicious cuisine,” he remarked.

Amid heightened interest in travelling overseas this year, domestic travel remains popular among Malaysians.

Ipoh claimed the top spot as Malaysians’ #1 most popular destination on Airbnb in 3Q 2022, followed by Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, and Genting Highlands.

Airbnb, the world’s largest travel revolution, created a completely new way for travellers to search for holiday homes based on Airbnb Categories. With over 300 million views globally since its launch in May, the top five Airbnb categories in Malaysia by median earnings in 3Q 2022 are:

  • Amazing views
  • Golfing
  • Amazing pools
  • Beachfront
  • Tropical

With travel back in full swing, Malaysians are now planning their overseas holidays with renewed enthusiasm. New Airbnb data found that the trending international destinations, ranging from near and far, chosen by Malaysians in Q3 2022 were, in order of ranking:

  1. Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Paris, France
  3. Melbourne, Australia
  4. Greater London, United Kingdom
  5. Seoul, South Korea

This is based on a survey of 82,287 Airbnb Hosts with bookings between June 1, 2022 and Dec 31, 2022. – Dec 22, 2022

Subscribe and get top news delivered to your Inbox everyday for FREE