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Airbnb’s hottest travel destinations for 2023

Balmoral Beach in Sydney on a hot day and a person holding a phone with the Airbnb logo.
A number of Aussie locations have made the top 10 list for international travel next year Airbnb has revealed. (Source: Getty)

With borders well and truly open, Airbnb have revealed which destinations are topping the list for travellers next year.

So, whether you’re planning an overseas adventure or you’d prefer something a little closer to home, here are the hottest places to visit in 2023.

Top Aussie beach locations

For Aussies looking to spend some quality time at the beach, Airbnb data revealed the top 10 most-searched beach locations in Australia, which include:

  • Gold Coast, QLD

  • Sunshine Coast, QLD

  • Cairns, QLD

  • Coffs Harbour, NSW

  • Busselton, WA

  • Newcastle, NSW

  • Albany, WA

  • Kiama, NSW

  • Esperance, WA

  • Denmark, WA

And, while beach holidays are appealing to many over the summer period, there are also plenty of regional and inland holiday options with beautiful pools and other swimming spots to enjoy.

Alternatively, those who prefer land-based activities will find that vineyards, barns, farm stays, design and OMG! listings can all also be fantastic options for a holiday break.

“We know many Australians love to escape to the beach or relax near the water over summer, but travellers may find a new way to seek inspiration and mix things up this holiday season with our Category feature,” Airbnb country manager for Australia and New Zealand Susan Wheeldon said.

“We also know many people will be looking to visit regional areas that have been impacted by flooding and natural disasters to help local communities recover and rebuild their economies.”

Top International destinations in 2022

The reopening of international borders in 2022 unlocked pent-up demand from those eager to reconnect with loved ones or visit their favourite destinations abroad.

Across the globe the following locations became the top trending global destinations that caught travellers’ attention this year, with three Australian cities cracking the top 10, based on searches on the platform during 2022.

  1. Bangkok, Thailand

  2. Sydney, Australia

  3. Málaga, Spain

  4. Seoul, South Korea

  5. Melbourne, Australia

  6. Itapema, Brazil

  7. Angra dos Reis, Brazil

  8. Capão da Canoa, Brazil

  9. Auckland, New Zealand

  10. Brisbane, Australia

Top international destinations in 2023

In good news for our local hosts, Australia continues to be on people’s hit list as a go-to destination for 2023, with three local cities again appearing in the top trending travel spots for international travel next year.

  1. Málaga, Spain

  2. Sydney, Australia

  3. Melbourne, Australia

  4. Auckland, New Zealand

  5. Bangkok, Thailand

  6. Queenstown, New Zealand

  7. Florianópolis, Brazil

  8. Porto Seguro, Brazil

  9. Perth, Australia

  10. Salvador, Brazil

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