(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 11 – Three Italian destinations – Villasimius and San Teodoro in Sardinia and San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily – are in the top 10 of the trendiest summer destinations globally for searches in the first quarter of 2022. A new a sign of Italy’s vitality that Airbnb shares on the occasion of the release of the new application.
More than 50% of bookings in the first quarter of this year are for domestic destinations; demand for foreign countries is also growing, up compared to the same period last year. The desire for the sea continues, with three quarters of the nights booked in Italy for destinations within 5 km from the beaches; however, the search for accommodation for the hinterland is growing more than 100 km from the coasts. Long-term stays hit all-time highs in the first quarter of 2022, and now account for 20% of bookings.
“The way people travel – says Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-Founder of Airbnb – has changed forever. For this reason we are presenting the biggest change of Airbnb of this decade. First, people are more flexible about where they live and work, so we designed a new way to search through Airbnb Categories. Second, people take longer trips, so we created Connected Stays to offer more options and split the journey between two homes. Third, we are introducing AirCover for guests, ensuring the security of booking in peace, knowing that Airbnb is by your side “. (HANDLE).