Airbnb is wrapping up 2023 with its annual holiday season trends, revealing trending domestic and international destinations as well as the Airbnb Categories that are popular among Filipinos this year.
With travel returning in full swing this year, Filipinos are exploring more off-the-beaten-path destinations or crossing borders to soak up different cultures. Domestically, Filipinos are gravitating toward the country’s pristine waters, with the laidback city of Sorsogon City in Bicol as the leading trending destination for the holiday season. Following closely is beach destination San Felipe in Zambales and urban retreat Las Pinas City in Metro Manila. Hotspots Puerto Princesa in Palawan and Boracay in Aklan remain popular among locals.
Filipinos are also looking to cross borders this holiday season, with a particular fascination for various cities in the Land of the Rising Sun. Taito, celebrated for its multifaceted charm, has notably claimed the top spot as the most searched international destination. Hong Kong follows closely behind, and more Japanese cities such as Shinjuku and Osaka completing the list of sought-after destinations.
Tropical stays top Pinoy travelers’ itineraries, making it the most booked Category of the season. Iconic Cities take the second spot while outdoor enthusiasts drive the popularity of Amazing Pools, National Parks and Golfing categories, reflecting a growing trend among Filipino travelers seeking unique outdoor experiences.
With the holiday season, Filipinos can take advantage of the new major upgrades, including guest favorites, revamped ratings and reviews, and listings tab. Here are some Airbnbs in both domestic and international trending destinations to get those planning started!
With Sorsogon’s rich natural resources, this stay in Luzon’s southernmost province will give you the best of both worlds such as the views of Mt. Pulog and Mt. Bulusan and the beaches of Bacon, which is only a few minutes ride away.
If it’s basking in the summer vibes you’re looking for, even during the holidays, gather up the barkada at this Zambales stay in San Felipe — a tropical beach hut just a short walk away from Liw-Liwa Beach and its bustling beach scene.
Fit for families exploring Japan for the first time, this stay right at the center of Taito City not only gives top-tier aesthetics but also offers convenience, being just a short walk from Asakusa station. The station provides easy access to a variety of food and retail spots, enhancing the overall experience.
Additionally, discover the charm of Central, Hong Kong, with a loft-style apartment situated in a prime business and retail hub, all while enjoying stunning skyline views for a memorable stay in this vibrant metropolis.
To kick-start your holiday trip planning, explore these holiday hacks for the best domestic or international stays at https://www.airbnb.com/.
 Holiday time period defined as November 1 to December 31, 2023 in this post
 Calculated by growth in global searches in 2023 through Sept. 15, for checkin between November 1 and December 31, 2023, compared to the same period in 2022
 Based on bookings made between January 1 and September 15, 2023