It’s that time of year again – love is in the Airbnb. This Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a roundup of romantic homes, as well as revealing insights into where couples are traveling to, where they can find a great value for a Valentine’s Day stay, and how much Hosts could potentially earn during the most romantic time of the year.
The most romantic travelers
Looking at which countries most couples are traveling from, we get a picture of ‘the most romantic travelers’ from around the world – or at least who is traveling the most in pairs1 (Palentine’s is real!). Here’s a roundup of the top 10:
- The Netherlands
- The Philippines
- United Kingdom
The most romantic destinations
We also examined what countries are most popular for couples traveling together2. It’s hardly surprising that Greece, famed for its azure blue sea and gorgeous beaches, tops the list.
- The Philippines
- Costa Rica
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 people3.
Best value destinations for Valentine’s Day
Couples in search of deals to swoon over, should look no further. Our list of some of the best value countries for couples for Valentine’s Day include romantic destinations such as Thailand and Brazil – with an average nightly price ranging between $25 and $58 USD4.
- 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 customize specific nightly prices at any time. During the five days up to and immediately after Valentine’s day last year, Hosts earned almost $550 million globally with the typical Host earning just over $400 over the same period5.
Now has never been a better time to join the growing community of Hosts. Between January and September last year, new Hosts globally earned over $1.5 billion. 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 $3 million damage protection, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables. Those interested in hosting can visit airbnb.com/host to learn more, including how much you could potentially earn.