Deep in the dog days of summer, Airbnb is unveiling the latest pet travel trends based on pet-friendly demand and supply data1. As a leading platform for unique hosted stays, Airbnb has witnessed a significant surge in nights booked with pets (close to 50%)2. We’re revealing the top destinations, most wishlisted stays, and countries embracing pet travel this summer.
Countries with the most pet-friendly stays
Just over 27 percent of listings on Airbnb are declared pet-friendly3 – a figure that has been consistently growing over the past five years (up from 23% in 20184). The following countries have the most abundant pet-friendly supply, ensuring a wide range of options for pet owners5:
United Kingdom (28%)
United States (28%)
Countries with most-traveled pets
When it comes to globetrotting with our beloved furry companions, some countries have truly earned their spot in the pet travel hall of fame. Airbnb’s data reveals reveals the origin countries with the highest share of pet travel this summer6:
Countries pets are traveling to the most
With the ability to narrow down search results to pet-friendly options, Airbnb users have been actively exploring destinations that warmly welcome their furry companions. Based on nights booked, here are the top 10 countries with the highest percentage of guests traveling there with pets this summer7.
Cities pets are traveling to the most
Based on Airbnb’s data, these towns and cities boast some of the highest percentages of nights booked by guests traveling to them with their pets this summer, showcasing a truly pet-friendly atmosphere8.
Portland, OR, United States
North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cape Town, South Africa
The most wishlisted pet-friendly stays
The most wishlisted pet-friendly stays demonstrate the unique and beloved properties that travelers have been eyeing for their pet-friendly vacations. Here are the top most wishlisted pet-friendly stays on Airbnb from around the world9.
Nature House in Bondo Valley Reserve (Brescia, Italy)
Thimble Rock Point, Mesa County (Mesa County, CO, United States)
Hut of Sossego (Bairro Mellos, Brazil)
Whispering Pines Cottage (Jibhi, India)
Maja’s Hideaway (Lieren, The Netherlands)
The Miller’s Cave (Centre-Val de Loire, France)
The most wishlisted affordable pet-friendly stays
From purrfect cottages nestled in scenic hideaways to pawsome apartments in the heart of pet-friendly neighborhoods, these affordable gems offer a balance of canine comfort and value for money for their humans10.
Lagoon View Cabana (Osorio, Brazil)
Perfect Surf View (Bali, Indonesia)
The Biosphere (Tiquipaya, Bolivia)
Hambrook Point Cottage (New Brunswick, Canada)
City Center Sea Apartment (Umag, Croatia)
Town mouse or country mouse?
As travelers seek pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, Airbnb analyzed the percentage of non-urban pet-friendly stays. The data reveals that approximately 46 percent of pet-friendly stays booked this summer are situated in rural areas, emphasizing a strong desire for nature-centric vacations with pets.
Pawsitive protection: AirCover for Hosts safeguards against pet-related damages
We understand Hosts may have concerns about welcoming guests with pets into their cherished properties. That’s why we introduced top-to-bottom protection with AirCover for Hosts for free on every booking. AirCover for Hosts includes pet damage, meaning you can open your doors to pet-loving guests with confidence, knowing that unforeseen accidents or waggy tail mishaps will be taken care of.
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