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Airbnb Reveals its Top Destination for 2019



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After carefully compiling data from user bookings, searches and wish lists, Airbnb have come up with their top “off-the-beaten” path destinations to visit in 2019 – and coming out tops is the small coastal town of Kaikoura, New Zealand!
According to Airbnb, Kaikoura – which was heavily damaged by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2016 – has seen a whopping 295% increase in bookings and a 210% increase in searches. The town, located on New Zealand’s South Island offers tourists the chance to experience areas notable sperm whale population and abundant wildlife. Located on a peninsular with a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, Kaikoura also offers hiking, ATV off-road tours, surfing, river rafting and some great local shopping.
Rounding out Airbnb’s list of top destinations to visit in 2019 are:

2. Xiamen, China
3. Puebla, Mexico
4. Normandy, France
5. Great Smoky Mountains, USA
6. Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
7. Accra, Ghana
8. Mozambique
9. Outer Hebrides, Scotland
10. Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
11. Catskills Mountains and Hudson Valley, USA
12. Santa Catarina State, Brazil
13. Batumi, Georgia
14. Winnipeg, Canada
15. Pondicherry, India
16. Uzbekistan
17. Calabria, Italy
18. Andalucia, Spain
19. Taiwan