Pictured: Kummer, Budapest
Airbnb has tipped 16 neighbourhoods to travel to in 2016.
The firm analysed the travel patterns of more than 40 million guests in 2015 and selected neighbourhoods in cities that have gained momentum in the past year.
Areas in Asian countries came top of the list, led by Chuo-ku in Osaka, Japan, known for its historic castle and street food.
The research also found that Airbnb guests are among the more adventurous in the travel sphere.
“Not only does this boost business to local coffee shops and small businesses that haven’t benefitted from tourism in the past, it also helps people to experience cities through a true local lens,” said Chip Conley, head of hospitality at Airbnb.
“When an Airbnb traveler heads to Hammerbrook in Hamburg or Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, with the help of hosts, they are able to see these places through eyes of a local, and embrace the culture in a completely new way.”
The “16 Neighbourhoods to Visit in 2016”:
Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan – 7000% Growth
Banglampoo in Bangkok, Thailand – 1230% Growth
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1200% Growth
Capucins in Bordeaux, France – 960% Growth
Koukaki in Athens, Greece – 800% growth
Triana in Seville, Spain – 770% growth
Hammerbrook in Hamburg, Germany – 415% growth
Kaneohe on Oahu, US – 320% Growth
Meireles in Fortaleza, Brazil – 285% Growth
Roma Sur in Mexico City, Mexico – 275% Growth
Oak Lawn in Dallas, US – 260% Growth
Poncey-Highland in Atlanta, GA – 240% Growth
District VII in Budapest, Hungary – 145% Growth
The Bukit Peninsula, Bali – 130% growth
Richmond in Melbourne, Australia – 126% Growth
Constitución in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 125% growth
Airbnb analysed the travel to local communities that took place over 2015, across regions, countries, metros, and down to neighbourhoods.
The final list features neighbourhoods in some of the most popular cities around the world, where bookings are growing particularly fast.
A total of 74% of Airbnb listings are located outside of the traditional downtown districts.
Consistent themes across the neighbourhoods on the list include art, food, outdoor experiences and shopping.