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Airbnb reveals its 2024 travel predictions for Irish guests

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Airbnb reveals its 2024 travel predictions for Irish guests


As 2024 kicks off, Airbnb unveils what travel for the new year will look like for Irish guests. For those looking for travel inspiration for 2024, new data from Airbnb reveals some of the top trending domestic and international destinations, as well as some interesting insights about how people are travelling. 

Travel for 2024 has a lot of surprises and emerging new trends in store, including adventures to Japan and celebrating Rio Carnival, as well as many Irish guests planning domestic holidays in beach towns and popular Irish cities.

24 destinations for 2024

2024 is shaping up to be the year of globetrotting – with many exciting international destinations appearing in the list of trending destinations. The first stop on the 2024 world tour is Japan, where guests are seeking the unique blend of tradition and modernity in Japan – seeing Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto all appear among the most trending destinations for travel in the new year. 

As the city of love prepares to host the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris is more attractive than ever, with searches for 26th July – 11 August 2024 increasing by over seven times compared to the year prior. 

Meanwhile – across the Atlantic, the vibrant Carnival is encouraging guests to dance to the rhythm of samba in Brazil, with Rio de Janeiro making an appearance on the trending list, and Brazil seeing an increase in searches of 136 per cent for Carnival weekend. As the clock turns toward 2024, below are 24 of the top trending global destinations to set sights on in 2024: 

  1. Indianapolis, Indiana
  2. Warsaw, Poland
  3. Osaka, Japan
  4. Kyoto, Japan
  5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  6. Marrakesh, Morocco
  7. Salvador, Brazil
  8. Paris, France
  9. Düsseldorf, Germany
  10. Puerto del Carmen, Canary Islands, Spain
  11. Melbourne, Australia
  12. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  13. Lille, France
  14. Stockholm, Sweden
  15. Tokyo, Japan
  16. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  17. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
  18. Milan, Italy
  19. Rome, Italy
  20. Maceió, Brazil
  21. Dallas, Texas
  22. Mexico City, Mexico
  23. Colorado Springs, United States
  24. Nassau, The Bahamas

Japan leads the way: Fastest growing countries

The following countries and regions are some of the locations with the highest increase in searches when comparing Q1 – Q3 2023 to Q1 – Q3 2024.  Due to its captivating landscapes, rich history, and culinary delights, Japan is topping the trending list again. Its affordability, enhanced by the weak Yen, has also contributed to Japan searches increasing by more than three times year-on-year on Airbnb. 

  1. Japan
  2. Taiwan
  3. Albania 
  4. Singapore
  5. Finland 
  6. United Arab Emirates 
  7. Curaçao 
  8. Aruba 
  9. Thailand 
  10. Guatemala 

Coastal towns, popular villages and countryside getaways: Trending Irish destinations 

For Irish guests planning staycations in 2024, island staycations in Inisheer and coastal towns such as Miltown and Killorglin are on top of mind. 2024 is also set to be a big year for live music, so it’s no surprise that Dublin has been mentioned as there are major concerts happening in 3Arena, the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park. 

3Arena is welcoming Niall Horan for three nights in February, while Aviva stadium will see Taylor Swift take to the stage for three nights in June. Croke Park will light up with Coldplay for two nights in August with the sell-out gigs sure to be a spectacle.

For those opting to escape the hustle and bustle next year, Wexford and Ennis are strong contenders for a scenic and peaceful getaway.

The west, particularly the Mid-west region, is set to attract travellers from all over the country in 2024, with towns like Miltown Malbay, Adare and Ennis in our list of trending destinations. The following locations are just some of the trending Irish locations for this year, based on searches by users living in Ireland, from 1st of January 2023 to 30th September 2023 for future travel during the full 2024 year: 

  1. Wexford, County Wexford
  2. Inisheer, County Galway
  3. Miltown Malbay, County Clare
  4. Killorglin, County Kerry
  5. Dublin, County Dublin 
  6. Limerick, County Limerick 
  7. Ennis, County Clare
  8. Adare, County Limerick
  9. Letterkenny, County Donegal
  10. Carlingford, County Louth

Greece remains a firm favourite: Trending international destinations for Irish guests
In 2024, Irish travellers are setting their sights on an array of enchanting destinations. Greece and Spain, with their sun-soaked landscapes, are leading the pack for short-haul summer getaways. However, the allure of Europe extends beyond these borders, with countries like Sweden, Poland, France, and Italy witnessing a surge in popularity. These destinations, steeped in rich cultural heritage, are becoming the go-to choice for Irish guests in search of immersive holiday experiences. Venturing even further, Philadelphia in the United States, a city with a significant Irish diaspora, is also emerging as a favoured destination.

  1. Laganas, Greece
  2. Kos, Greece
  3. Warsaw, Poland
  4. Newcastle, United Kingdom
  5. Livigno, Lombardia, Italy
  6. Saint-Martin-de-Ré, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
  7. Puerto del Carmen, Canarias, Spain
  8. Stockholm, Sweden
  9. Palma, Illes Balears, Spain
  10. Philadelphia, United States

Guest Favourites
Great ratings and reviews are easy to discover on Airbnb. For guests who are yet to finalise 2024 travel plans and need help finding the cream of the crop, Airbnb has launched Guest Favourites, a collection of the 2 million most-loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews, and reliability. Guest Favourites have excellent reviews and are rated above 4.9 stars on average. These homes also receive high marks for ease of check-in, cleanliness, listing accuracy, Host communication, location, and value. Below are some of the most wish-listed Guest Favourite homes to inspire New Year travel: 

  1. Panoramic view close to Quebec City
  2. Hector Cave House
  3. Trullo Edera
  4. Casa do Rio
  5. Cob Cottage

Whether guests are travelling to a trending destination internationally, or in Ireland, Guest Favourites make it easy for guests to find the best place to stay to make the most of their trip. 
Head to Airbnb to explore the Guest Favourites filter further when planning your next trip. 



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