As a leading platform for unique hosted stays, Airbnb has witnessed a significant surge in nights booked with pets (close to 50%)1 and is unveiling the latest pet travel trends based on pet-friendly demand and supply data2 with Brisbane, QLD one of the top 10 destinations globally.
Just over 27% of global listings on Airbnb are declared pet-friendly, a figure that has been consistently growing over the past five years. In Australia, Brisbane has been listed as one of the top destinations globally for pet holidays and Queenslanders have the highest number of pet nights booked in the country. However it’s clear this winter season, Aussies are looking to take their furry friends to the snow with Alpine Victoria topping the list of number of pet nights booked this season, and the Snowy Mountains also ranking in the Top 5.
“We know people love travelling with their pets and for many, their four legged friends are an extension of the family. With so many pet friendly options across Australia that suit a range of people and their priorities, travelling with pets and including them in holiday plans has never been easier.”
Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.
What are the most wishlisted pet-friendly stays?
The most wishlisted pet-friendly stays demonstrate the unique and beloved properties that travellers have been eyeing for their pet-friendly holidays. Here are the top most wishlisted pet-friendly stays on Airbnb in Australia3.
- Creekside Tiny House in a sub-tropical rainforest
- Arabella, Eco-Cabin & Award Winning Glass Bathroom
- Serene 5 BDRM Villa with Pool
- A Warm Welcome to Hillview Dairy
- Tally-Ho’ Tiny Home
- Fully self contained private retreat
- Eco Rainforest Retreat (Entire 3bdr House)
- Rye Coastal Retreat – Walk to beach! Dog Friendly
- Manta Ray One
As travellers seek pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, Airbnb analysed the percentage of non-urban pet-friendly stays. The data reveals that Aussies are seeking pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, with 49% of pet-friendly stays booked this winter are situated in rural non urban areas, emphasising a strong desire for their furry friends to get among the great outdoors4.
Local cities with the highest percentage of pets nights booked5
- Alpine, Victoria
- Adelaide, SA
- Sunshine Coast, QLD
- Noosa, QLD
- Snowy Mountains, NSW
- Perth, WA
- Brisbane, QLD
- Gold Coast, QLD
- Hobart, TAS
- Melbourne, VIC
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.
All listings included in this press release are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.
1Comparing nights booked in Q1 2023 for upcoming winter stays in 2023 with nights booked in Q1 2022 for winter stays in 2022.
2Guests are able to indicate whether or not they are travelling with a pet or pets during the booking process. Hosts are able to indicate on their listing whether or not they accept pets.
3Most wishlisted pet-friendly listings in Australia. Wishlisted in Q1 2023
4Percentage of pet nights booked in Q1 2023 for winter stays in Australia
5Cities with the highest percentage of pet nights booked in Q1 2023 for winter stays in Australia