Kaikoura tops Airbnb international trending destination

December 4, 2018

The South Island town of Kaikōura has topped an international list of trending destinations.

Airbnb announced the South Island coastal town had the strongest increase in bookings and online searches of all of the locations in its 2019 Global Trending Destinations List.

Airbnb figures show a 295 percent increase in bookings and a 210 percent increase in searches during the same time period for Kaikōura.

The accolade comes two years after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Kaikōura, killing two people and causing widespread damage.

Airbnb’s 10 top trending international destinations for 2019
Kaikōura, New Zealand
Xiamen, China
Puebla, Mexico
Normandy, France
Great Smoky Mountains, US
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Accra, Ghana
Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan

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