As summer beckons, travellers are planning their getaways to warmer climates with a focus on nature topping their choices. From the shimmering waters of Yeosu, South Korea to the mountains and caves in Bragg Creek, Canada, Airbnb travelers are discovering new off-the-grid destinations to immerse themselves in. Globally, these are some of the top trending destinations Airbnb guests are heading to this summer based on percentage growth in bookings during the same time last year*:
- Valenciennes, France (704%)
- Changsha, China (695%)
- Matsudo, Japan (476%)
- Marigot, St. Martin (467%)
- Wuhan, China (454%)
- Dorado, Puerto Rico (449%)
- Yeosu, South Korea (408%)
- Bragg Creek, Canada (382%)
Thai Airbnb travellers are looking both overseas and domestically for their summer travel fix with major cities and island resort destinations being their top picks.
Below are some of the top destinations Thai guests are booking on Airbnb for summer based on percentage growth in bookings during the same time last year*:
- Bali, Indonesia (206%)
- Taipei, Taiwan (156%)
- Hong Kong (80%)
- Bangkok (60%)
- Koh Samui (41%)
- Sapporo, Japan (29%)
Family Travellers are heading to Thailand
Intergenerational travel is increasingly in popularity globally and more families are planning for vacations together. Families are opting for affordable summertime getaways with charming main streets and beach access in top destinations like the United States, Canada and Turkey. They’re also continuing to crave adventurous excursions with bookings up in national parks neighbours Williams, Arizona and Santa Clara, Utah in the United States, seeing guest arrivals up 122 percent and 154 percent year-over-year, respectively**.
Thailand is also a favoured destination for many families travelling this summer, with the top three source destinations based on percentage growth in bookings during the same time last year*, being:
- China (58%)
- Russian Federation (39%)
- United Kingdom (84%)
Interests vary from seaside destinations to cities steeped in culture, with Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok being the top three travel destinations in Thailand for overseas families this summer.
Airbnb can provide families around the world with accommodations that keep the youngest and oldest members comfortable and entertained while on vacation. Here are a few samples of Airbnb Homes in Thailand for families this summer with family-friendly features that will ensure fun for all ages.
Elegant Oriental Home with Rooftop Terrace (Bangkok)
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This 3-bedroom modern oriental style home is located right in the heart of Bangkok’s CBD just a few minutes walk from the nearest BTS station. The neighborhood features a variety of restaurants from local street food to quality table service and famous bars as well as a number of convenience stores nearby.
Family amenities include children’s books and toys, crib, high chair and there is a fully-equipped kitchen plus outdoor BBQ and a rooftop terrace, perfect for self-catering and spending family time together.
Charming Wooden Home in Town (Chiang Mai)
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Nestled just below Chiang Mai Gate and minutes away from the Old City and popular Saturday Walking Street is this beautiful semi-wooden 5-bedroom home. Each room has their own private bathroom and shower, as well a large open air communal area and kitchen.
Guests have complete access to the entire house and can cook in the kitchen using the freshest food found in the nearby markets, relax under a banana tree in a hammock with a good book or simply enjoy some freshly ground coffee as you plan the family’s next adventure.
Family features include a baby crib and high chair, and the Host can share recommendations for babysitters.
Jomtien Pool Villa (Pattaya)
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This modern 7-bedroom villa with a stylish interior is beautifully furnished with an elegant living room and a private garden with a Thai-style gazebo and large pools. Located just 300m away from Na Jomtien Beach, there are lots of activities suitable for the entire family within close proximity, including the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark.
Family features include a baby bath, crib, high chair and fully-fitted kitchen with everything you need to self-cater or dine with the family on your vacation.
Wala-Vela House (Bangkok)
This 4-bedroom home is located in Bangkok’s Thong Lor, a neighbourhood popular for its cafes, bars and restaurants. The home has a garden area, lots of indoor space and a fully-equipped kitchen and outdoor BBQ for self-catering. A Jacuzzi, pool table and large screen projector ideal for movie nights make this an excellent option for the entire family.
Family features include children’s books and toys, children’s dinnerware, game console, high chair, pack ’n play/travel crib, table corner guards, window guards and the host can share babysitter recommendations if needed.
Baan Nimman Garden Villa (Chiang Mai)
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This 3-bedroom private villa has a beautiful garden space ideal for family time. It is located in the heart of Chiang Mai’s creative district, Nimmanhaemin, close to cafés, spas, mall, restaurants and more. It’s a perfect place for a family looking for a private stay in a safe neighbourhood. And for those looking to explore Chiang Mai old town on wheels, there are bicycles readily available for your adventure.
The kitchen is ideal for families; fully-equipped with microwave, gas burner stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker and toaster. Other Family features include children’s books and toys, children’s dinnerware, high chair, pack ’n play/travel crib, room-darkening shades, window guards and a baby bath.
*Based on internal Airbnb data for year-over-year growth for bookings made for June 1 – September 2, 2019 compared to the same booking period in 2018.
**Based on internal Airbnb data for year-over-year growth for bookings specifying that a child or infant is coming on the trip made for June 1 – September 2, 2019 compared to the same booking period in 2018.
All Homes referenced are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific Home or Experience listings on the Airbnb platform.