As sustainable tourism becomes more important than ever, hosts and guests on Airbnb are making significant changes to support environmentally conscious travel. The number of stays at eco-friendly homes increased by 141 percent over last year*, and more hosts are sharing green spaces than ever before, with more than 364,000 sustainable stays on Airbnb**.A growing green trend on Airbnb is hosts sharing homes made from recycled – or upcycled – materials, like glass bottles, tires and even recycled denim. Spaces built with upcycled materials have increased by 175 percent over the last four years***.
For the eco-conscious traveler, or even those looking for a one-of-a-kind getaway, there are many more upcycled stays to explore, including the sampling of homes below:
In 2018, travel to off-the-beaten-track destinations in Thailand grew by 53% year-on-year****. This growth is powered by travelers increasingly seeking more local, unique and authentic experiences. Below are some samples of unique, nature-themed homes on Airbnb in Thailand.
* Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth of guest arrivals to listings including specific keywords (eco-friendly, ecological, etc.) in listing titles and descriptions from August 2018 to August 2019.
** Based on Airbnb internal data of listings including specific keywords (eco-friendly, eco-conscious, etc.) in listing titles and descriptions as of August 2019.
*** Based on Airbnb internal data of year-over-year growth of listings including specific keywords (recycled materials, upcycled materials, reclaimed materials, etc.) from August 2015 to August 2019.
**** Based on Airbnb internal data of year-on-year growth of guest arrivals to Thailand for the period of January to December 2018.[pro_ad_display_adzone id="915575"]