Travelers looking for Airbnb getaways for Thanksgiving this year are drawn to Maine, according to Airbnb.
Airbnb released a list of five trending destinations for Thanksgiving this year, based on the site’s analysis of search and booking data through November 4. Trending destinations are Bar Harbor, Maine; Big Sur, California; Catskill, New York; Jackson, Wyoming. ; and Kinnakeet, North Carolina
The destinations are great for escaping the crowds, a popular frame of mind this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Airbnb.
“[M]Lone Ore Retreats are attracting more traveler interest this year, with searches over Thanksgiving weekend for each of our destinations trending more than double what they were around this time last year, â Airbnb wrote.
As for Thanksgiving bookings, 80% are in low-density urban and non-urban areas, according to Airbnb, and group travel is on the rise while solo travel is on the decline. There is a decline in interest in apartments and increased interest in cottages, according to the site.
âCabins remain a prominent type of space with American guests this Thanksgiving this year, and their quintessentially wintery vibe perhaps reflects a desire to get away from crowded cities and find seclusion in nature with loved ones. Airbnb wrote.
Top destinations for Thanksgiving weekend on Airbnb, according to the report, are Atlanta; Big Bear Lake, California, Las Vegas; Kissimmee, Florida; and Sevierville, Tennessee.
âLocal preferences like Kissimmee and Las Vegas seem to suggest that many Americans are looking to get out of their homes and be entertained while on vacation, but may use Airbnb in suitable hotel destinations in an attempt to find affordable accommodation. for groups or private spaces that allow them to control their own environment, âAirbnb wrote.
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