Trends in the UK & Ireland

Take a look at the current trends we are seeing in the UK & Ireland, and what you should be doing with your account to take advantage of these

Take a look at the current trends we are seeing in the UK & Ireland, and what you should be doing with your account to take advantage of these

Domestic travel is much more popular

Currently, the vast majority of our bookings come from domestic users.

Guests are looking for last-minute bookings

The percentage of last-minute bookings has doubled since the emergence of COVID-19.

Flexibility

Those who are thinking about traveling are understandably wanting more flexibility during these uncertain times.

Long Term Stays

The average length of stay has more than doubled, with a large number of users booking stays longer than 28 days.

Our Advice

See what we advise in order to take advantage of these trends

1.Switch to a flexible or moderate cancellation policy

Bring flexibility to your guests via your cancellation policies.

Why it’s smart to offer more flexible cancellations right now ?

During these uncertain times, flexible or moderate cancellation policy can give guests peace of mind when finding a place to book. A large number of bookings in the UK & Ireland now come from listings that either have a flexible or moderate policy, with less and less coming from more strict policies. Being able to modify or cancel a reservation may encourage guests to go ahead and book. There is also now a search filter that when activated by a guest, will allow them to see only listings with a flexible or moderate policy.

For more information on cancellation policies, click here.

Why it’s smart to offer more flexible cancellations right now ?

During these uncertain times, flexible or moderate cancellation policy can give guests peace of mind when finding a place to book. A large number of bookings in the UK & Ireland now come from listings that either have a flexible or moderate policy, with less and less coming from more strict policies. Being able to modify or cancel a reservation may encourage guests to go ahead and book. There is also now a search filter that when activated by a guest, will allow them to see only listings with a flexible or moderate policy.

For more information on cancellation policies, click here.

2. Longer stays discounts

If you haven’t made your space available for longer stays, now is a great time to consider changing your settings.

Harness a growing trend for long term stays

One promising travel trend on Airbnb is that searches for longer stays nearby have more than doubled worldwide. People are turning to us for these types of reservations, which can provide the flexibility they need with the comforts of home.

If you haven’t made your space available for longer stays, now is a great time to consider changing your settings. Here are some strategies and new tools to help you start like :

Harness a growing trend for long term stays

One promising travel trend on Airbnb is that searches for longer stays nearby have more than doubled worldwide. People are turning to us for these types of reservations, which can provide the flexibility they need with the comforts of home.

If you haven’t made your space available for longer stays, now is a great time to consider changing your settings. Here are some strategies and new tools to help you start like :

More advice here

More advice here