Airbnb’s ulti-mutt travel guide for pets this summer

Summer is just around the corner, and as the world reopens for travel, Airbnb is unveiling the latest pet travel trends based on pet-friendly demand and supply data (1). As a leading platform for unique hosted stays, Airbnb has witnessed a significant surge in nights booked with pets (close to 50%) (2). Let’s dive into the data and explore the top destinations, most wishlisted stays, and the countries embracing pet travel this summer (3).

What countries are pets traveling from the most?

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 summer (4):

  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • The US
  • The UK
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Canada
  • France

What countries are pets 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 ten countries with the highest percentage of guests traveling there with pets this summer.

  • The UK
  • The US
  • The Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Canada
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Italy

What cities are pets 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 atmosphere (5).

  • Portland, Oregon, US
  • North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Saint-Raphael, France
  • Torrevieja, Spain
  • Jeju, Jeju-do, Korea
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Brighton and Hove, UK
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Brisbane, Australia

Which countries have the most pet-friendly stays?

Just over 27% of listings on Airbnb are declared pet-friendly (6) – a figure that has been consistently growing over the past five years (up from 23% in 2018) (7). The following countries have the most abundant pet-friendly supply, ensuring a wide range of options for pet owners (8):

  • Colombia (44%)
  • Brazil (42%)
  • Italy (39%)
  • India (34%)
  • Chile (29%)
  • Austria (29%)
  • The UK (28%)
  • The US (28%)
  • Mexico (27%)
  • Switzerland (27%)

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 vacations. Here are the top ten most wishlisted pet-friendly stays on Airbnb from around the world (9).

What are the most wishlisted affordable pet-friendly stays?

From purrfect cottages nestled in scenic hideaways to pawsome apartments in the heart of pet-friendly neighbourhoods, these affordable gems offer a balance of canine comfort and value for money for their humans (10).

Town mouse or country mouse?

As travellers seek pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, Airbnb analysed the percentage of non-urban pet-friendly stays. The data reveals that approximately 46% of pet-friendly stays booked this summer are situated in rural areas, emphasising 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.

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.

(1) – Guests can indicate whether or not they are travelling with a pet or pets during the booking process. Hosts can indicate on their listing whether or not they accept pets.

(2) –  Comparing nights booked in Q1 2023 for upcoming summer stays in 2023 with nights booked in Q1 2022 for summer stays in 2022.

(3) – Origin countries with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked.  Bookings made in Q1, 2023.

(4) – Destination countries with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked.  Bookings made in Q1, 2023.

(5) –  Destination towns and cities with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked.  Bookings made in Q1, 2023.

(6) – A pet-friendly Airbnb is one that allows guests to bring their pets with them. You can find a listing’s pet policy in its House rules section. Always contact the Host to tell them about the pet(s) you plan to bring and find out if restrictions apply.

(7) – Share of Active Pet Friendly Listings, globally, as of March 31st 2023

(8)-  Share of active pet-friendly listings by country, as of March 31st 2023.

(9) –  Most wishlisted global pet-friendly listings. Wishlisted in Q1 2023.

(10) –  Most wishlisted global pet-friendly listings with week-end availability under 100$ per night. Price does not include cleaning fees, taxes or Airbnb fees. (as of May 21st 2023). Wishlisted in Q1 2023.