It’s that time of year again – love is in the Airbnb! This Valentine’s Day, Airbnb reveals a roundup of the most wishlisted romantic homes in the UK and shows some insights into where couples are travelling to, where they can find bang for their buck and how much UK Hosts could potentially earn during the most romantic time of the year.
The most romantic travellers
Looking at where most couple are travelling, we get a picture of where the most romantic travellers are coming from – or at least who is travelling the most in pairs1 (Pal-entine’s Day is real!). Here’s a roundup of the top ten:
- The Philippines
- United Kingdom
The most romantic destinations
Airbnb also examined what countries are most popular for couples travelling together.2 It’s hardly surprising that Greece, famed for its azure blue sea and gorgeous beaches, tops the table.
- The Philippines
- Costa Rica
Most wishlisted UK stays for couples
On Airbnb, the wishlist tool is used by many couples to save some of their favourite stays and help with planning a romantic getaway. Here’s a selection of the ‘most wishlisted stays’ in the UK, suitable for two people.3
- Glamping experience near Ely & Cambridge, Sutton, England
- Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views, Drimnin, Scotland
- Rooms By The Sea on The Sunshine Coast, Hastings, England
- The Island Lodge at Little Horseshoe Lake, Gloucestershire, England
- The Tree Tent, Somerset, England
- Treehouse with Incredible Views, Walterstone, England
- Beautifully Eclectic Cotswold Cabin, Woodmancote, England
- Cosy En-Suite Room With Views of Lakeland Fells, Cumbria, England
- Longhorn at Barrow Hill Barns, Ramsdean, England
Best value destinations for Valentine’s Day
Couples in search of deals to swoon over, should look no further. Looking at last year’s Valentine’s, our list of some of the best value countries for couples include romantic destinations such as Thailand and Brazil – with an average nightly price ranging between £20 to £50.4
- South Africa
Most wishlisted stays for price-savvy couples
While you can’t put a price on love, Valentine’s Day getaways don’t have to break the bank. Here’s a selection of great value ‘most wishlisted stays’ suitable for no more than two people around the world.5
- Romantic Villa, Bali, Indonesia
- Cosy room in wooden log house, Lohra, Germany
- Cylindrical Pods with Mountain Views, Hidalgo, Mexico
- Stylish House with Tropical Garden, Bangkok, Thailand
- High Mountain Stone Cottage, Western Cape, South Africa
Host earnings for Valentine’s
With prices for almost everything soaring, hosting on Airbnb can be an economic lifeline for many. People can list a room or entire home on Airbnb, having full control over the nightly price they set. Hosts can use tools like Smart Pricing to automatically change nightly prices based on demand – with the option to set fluctuation limits and customise specific nightly prices at any time. During the Valentine’s Day period last year, UK Hosts earned over £23 million collectively, with the typical Host earning just over £355 over the same time period.6
Now has never been a better time to join the growing community of Hosts. Between January and September last year, new UK Hosts earned over £180 million.7 And Hosts are having great success securing bookings, quickly. Half of listings that were activated and booked in Q3 2022 globally received their first booking within three days.
For those interested in sharing their home with guests this Valentines, Airbnb has made it easier than ever to get started. As part of the 2022 Winter Release, Airbnb introduced Airbnb Setup – an all-new, super easy way to list your home, including free one-to-one guidance from a Superhost and for your first booking, you can choose to welcome an experienced guest who has at least three stays and a good track record on Airbnb. We’ve also expanded AirCover, now featuring even more top-to-bottom protection, with guest identity verification, reservation screening, and $3M damage protection, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables.
Anyone can visit airbnb.com/host to learn including how much you could potentially earn.