It’s a (post) Christmas Miracle!

With 2017 coming to a close, Airbnb has released a lit of top trending destinations for the year ahead.  The company used data to predict the next travel hot spots, helping you beat the crowds to unspoiled gems.

Surprisingly though, Edmonton made it’s way on that list.  According to Airbnb, “Laid-back beach towns, mountain retreats, and mid-sized cities” top the company’s list of destinations seeing an recent upsurge in interest. Here are the top ten, along with the percent increase in bookings on Airbnb :

  1. Gangneung, Korea – 2175 percent [No mystery here – this city will be hosting the Olympics in February]

  2. Bournemouth, UK – 353 percent

  3. Edmonton, Canada – 284 percent

  4. Indianapolis, IN – 256 percent

  5. Da Nang, Vietnam – 255 percent

  6. Columbus, OH – 254 percent

  7. Famagusta, Cyprus – 234 percent [As a Cyprus resident, I feel obligated to point out that Famagusta has been controlled by the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus since a Turkish invasion in 1974. The island is beautiful but please educate yourself about its politics before planning your visit.]

  8. Bilbao, Spain – 234 percent

  9. Hanoi, Vietnam – 212 percent

  10. Matinhos, Brazil – 209 percent


Looks like accidental beach is going to be a tourist hospot!!!
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Photo cred to Kurt Bauschardt.