As the end of 2018 approaches and travelers prepare to plan their trips in 2019, the internet becomes a catalog listing up-and-coming destinations for every taste and budget.
One of the latest lists comes courtesy of travel industry disruptor Airbnb, which rounded up a roll of 19 destinations for 2019. The company based its list on a combination of criteria, including Airbnb searches, growth forecasts and additions to users’ “wish lists,” coming out with a compilation that skews heavily toward off-the-beaten-path towns and regions.
According to Airbnb, here are the listings of this year’s top 10 destinations.
1.Kaikoura, New Zealand
5.Great Smoky Mountains, United States
6.Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.Outer Hebrides, Scotland
10.Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
The list is indeed diverse, but almost all the destinations are driven by an interest in unique, host-led experiences and a desire to get beyond more traditional cities and countries.