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Airbnb identifies the leading travel trends of 2020

The new decade is underway and Airbnb is already starting to see a few trends emerge from travelers around the globe.

Many of these travelers are relying on Airbnb to book their accommodation, experiences and more, so the travel company has started to identify a few trends.

“Travelers are seeking ways to have unique, transformative experiences they will remember for years to come,” says an Airbnb release. “In fact, people are willing to pay up for them.”

<who>Photo Credit: Airbnb

A recent survey commissioned by Airbnb found that 57% of Americans prefer to spend their money on experiences over things and 37% plan to increase that type of spending in 2020.

According to Airbnb, these are the five experience-based travel trends that have risen to the top.

  • Spiritual and nature-filled adventure
  • Exploring history or going back in time
  • Disconnecting to reconnect
  • Minimalist approach to travel and getaways
  • Eating clean and consciously

<who>Photo Credit: Airbnb

For each of these trends, Airbnb has listed a number of experiences that are growing in popularity, but there are certain things you wouldn’t expect.

An 83% increase in people staying in natural settings like igloos has sparked a ‘Most Wish Listed Igloos’ list.

A heavy interest in history and learning about the past has prompted the travel site to identify historical homes for people to stay in.

A desire to connect more spiritually to the earth has Airbnb identifying trending meditation experiences like a meditation and sound journey in Joshua Tree.

For more information on the Airbnb’s findings and to see some of the places that might tickle your travel bug in 2020, click this link.

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