20 Trending Travel Destinations for 2018

Where are travelers heading in 2018? The team at Airbnb reveals the soon-to-be biggest travel destinations and adventures everyone will be talking about in the new year.

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Gangneung, Korea

Indicative of the excitement for the 2018 Winter Games, Gangneung, Korea — a city on the east coast of South Korea — tops the list of trending destinations based on Airbnb booking increases over 2017. Bookings are up more than 2175%.

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Bournemouth, UK

Bournemouth, a seaside resort along England's southern coast, is seeing the second-highest spike in bookings since 2017. An unusually warm microclimate, dramatic seascapes and a buzzing nightlife of clubs and casinos make Bournemouth a tempting destination in 2018. Bookings are up 353%.

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Da Nang, Vietnam

Vietnam, a fast-growing vacation destination for both regional and global travelers, is seeing booking surges in the cities of Hanoi and Da Nang, which blend gleaming waterfronts and centuries-old architecture with cosmopolitan amenities. Bookings in Da Nang are up 255%.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is located on the banks of the Red River. Bookings in Hanoi are up 212%.

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Oita, Japan

Oita is located on the island of Kyushu, Japan and is famous for its hot springs and seafood. Bookings in Oita are up 190%.

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Edmonton, Canada

Destinations within driving distance of the Canadian Rockies are attracting a growing number of guests, like the urban hub of Edmonton. This gorgeous city is the capital of Canada's Alberta province and sits right on the North Saskatchewan River. Bookings are up 284%.

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Fernie, Canada

Also within driving distance of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie features an extensive range of year-round outdoor activities, from cross-country skiing to fly fishing and wine tasting. Bookings are up 179%.

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Midwestern cities like Indianapolis, Ind., Columbus, Ohio and Minneapolis, Minn., are seeing some of the strongest growth, driven by booming downtown districts humming with new restaurants, nightlife and local arts. Bookings in Indianapolis are up 256%.

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Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the capital of Ohio and the 14th-most populous city in the U.S. Bookings are up 254%.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis forms "Twin Cities" with St. Paul, Minnesota's state capital. The city is known for its parks and lakes.

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Guarapari, Brazil

More travelers are flocking to the countless oceanside communities along Brazil's expansive coastline, with at least a dozen Brazilian beach towns doubling in bookings or more. Bookings are up 205%.

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata is a gorgeous resort city on Argentina's Atlantic coast. Bookings are up 181%.

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Matinhos, Brazil

Beyond the big cities of Rio and Sao Paulo in Brazil, destinations like Matinhos and Ubatuba are drawing travelers to endless miles of beaches and less of the urban bustle. Bookings in Matinhos are up 209%.

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Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan, Mexico is a romantic resort town on the Pacific side. Bookings are up 169%.

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Cardiff, UK

Cardiff is a port city and the capital located on the south coast of Wales in the UK. It's also the largest city in Wales. Bookings are up 206%.

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Gazimagusa, Cyprus

In Europe, the highest spikes are in Mediterranean enclaves, led by the Cyprian towns of Paphos and Gazimagusa, popular for ancient ruins and sparkling rock beaches. Bookings are up 234%.

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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It's located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava River. Bookings are up 175%.

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Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is known as Greece's most famous island, located in the heart of the Cyclades. Bookings are up 173%.

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao, a port city in northern Spain, features skyscrapers with views of lush, green mountains. Bookings are up 234%.

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Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is a large city in New Zealand located at the head of Otago Harbour on the South Island's southeast coast. It's primarily known for its Scottish heritage and dramatic landscape. Bookings are up 185%.

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