December 03, 2018 at 09:14AM
It?s a common MO for travelers to flock to heavily-populated cities to check out the ultimate tourist hot spots, but one of the latest vacay trends involves doing the exact opposite: putting your Eiffel Tower dreams on hold in favor of more off-the-beaten-path experiences.
Airbnb just released its top destinations to visit in 2019 after culling internal data from users? searches, bookings, and wish lists—and the results don?t lie. Next year, the most sought-after places to visit and explore aren?t the Londons and Tokyos of the world.
The top location on the list? Kaikoura, New Zealand, which showed a 295 percent increase in year-to-year bookings and a 210 percent increase in year-to-year searches on the platform. And get this: There are rentals you can book for as little as $89/night.
Back in 2016, the coastal town of 3,800 residents took a massive…
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