Food and Travel#TisTheSeasonForStays: Airbnb reveals top holiday spots for Filipinos

#TisTheSeasonForStays: Airbnb reveals top holiday spots for Filipinos

Sorsogon is the top trending domestic destination for Filipinos, while Japanese cities like Taito, Shinjuku, and Osaka are the most popular international choices

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Airbnb is wrapping up 2023 by revealing its annual holiday season trends, trending domestic and international destinations, as well as the Airbnb Categories that are popular among Filipinos.

Domestically, Filipinos are gravitating towards the country’s pristine waters, with the laidback city of Sorsogon City in Bicol as the leading trending destination for the holiday season. Following closely are beach destination San Felipe in Zambales and urban retreat Las Piñas City in Metro Manila. Hotspots Puerto Princesa in Palawan and Boracay in Aklan remain popular among locals.

Filipinos are also looking to cross borders this holiday season, with a particular fascination for various cities in the Land of the Rising Sun. Taito has claimed the top spot as the most searched international destination, celebrated for its multifaceted charm. Hong Kong follows closely behind, with more Japanese cities such as Shinjuku and Osaka completing the list of sought-after destinations.

Tropical Stays are the top of Pinoy travelers’ itineraries, making it the most booked category of the season. Iconic Cities take the second spot, while outdoor enthusiasts drive the popularity of Amazing Pools, National Parks, and Golfing categories, reflecting a growing trend among Filipino travelers seeking unique outdoor experiences.

With the holiday season fast approaching, Filipinos can take advantage of new major upgrades including Guest Favorites, Revamped ratings and reviews, and the Listings tab. Here are some Airbnbs in both domestic and international trending destinations to get those planning started!

Bask in the mountain views at this villa in Sorsogon.

With Sorsogon’s rich natural resources, this southernmost province gives you the best of both worlds—the views of Mt. Pulog and Mt. Bulusan and the beaches of Bacon, only a few minutes’ ride away. If it’s basking in the summer vibes you’re looking for, even during the holidays, gather up the barkada at this Zambales stay in San Felipe, a tropical beach hut just a short walk away from Liw-Liwa Beach and its bustling beach scene.

Experience summer all year round at this beach house in San Felipe, Zambales.

A stay right at the center of Taito City, Japan not only gives top-tier aesthetics but also offers convenience, being just a short walk from Asakusa station. The station provides easy access to a variety of food and retail spots, enhancing the overall experience. Additionally, discover the charm of Central, Hong Kong, with a loft-style apartment situated in a prime business and retail hub, all while enjoying stunning skyline views for a memorable stay in this vibrant metropolis.

To kickstart your holiday trip planning, explore these holiday hacks for the best domestic or international stays at https://www.airbnb.com/.

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