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Where the Brits Are Traveling This Winter, According to Airbnb

Airbnb released its 2023 winter travel trends to reveal the top trending domestic and international destinations for guests in the UK, and some of their findings might shock you. For example, In the UK, Brits are heading North this year because places like Fort Augustus and Pitlochry in Scotland and Bamburgh in England are attracting travelers with their historic castles and quaint cottages. 

What’s even more surprising is that travelers are booking coastal getaways despite the colder winter weather, opting for beach favorites, such as Norfolk and queer-friendly Brighton

Bamburgh Castle in the Summer (Photo Credit: Philip Veater on Unsplash)
Bamburgh Castle in the Summer (Photo Credit: Philip Veater on Unsplash)

According to Airbnb, here’s a list of domestic destinations that are trending in the UK this winter:  

  • Bamburgh, England
  • Pitlochry, Scotland
  • Fort Augustus, Scotland
  • Brighton, England
  • Bath, England
  • London, England
  • Norfolk, England
  • Stretford, England
  • Ascot, England
  • Seahouses, England

Airbnb’s winter trends study also discovered that Brits have set their sights on traveling to international destinations in Asia and South America, from the bustling and culture-filled capitals of Tokyo and Buenos Aires to the golden beaches of Muang Pattaya and Playa Blanca.

Hong Kong (Photo Credit: Andres Garcia on Unsplash)
Hong Kong (Photo Credit: Andres Garcia on Unsplash)

Some of the Airbnb searches earlier this year show that British travelers were looking for winter escapes around the globe, including:  

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Muang Pattaya, Thailand
  • Playa Blanca, Spain
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Ao Nang, Thailand
  • Costa Teguise, Spain
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Washington, United States
  • Wroclaw, Poland

National Parks, Beach, Amazing Pools, Iconic Cities, Amazing Views, and Tropical are just a few of the top Airbnb categories that UK guests are booking this winter. And it looks like family travel is focused primarily on finding those warm-weather destinations around the world. 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo Credit: Mike Swigunski on Unsplash)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo Credit: Mike Swigunski on Unsplash)

A few trending Airbnb destinations for families escaping the winter weather include:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Québec City, Canada
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Puerto del Carmen, Spain
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Crucecita, Mexico
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Tignes, France
  • Nassau, The Bahamas

Looking for more travel inspiration and places to travel for a fun winter getaway? Check out our list of queer-friendly Caribbean destinations that are sure to welcome both British and American tourists! 

Vacationer Staff

Vacationer Magazine's writing staff works hard to bring you all the latest LGBTQ travel articles to help inspire and inform.

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