Fam­ily stay

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LOOK­ING for fam­ily-friendly va­ca­tion ideas for this sum­mer? Ac­cord­ing to Airbnb, des­ti­na­tions like Helsinki, Split in Croa­tia, North Van­cou­ver, Dal­las and St Louis are some of the up-and-com­ing des­ti­na­tions pop­u­lar among fam­i­lies for sum­mer travel this year.

That's ac­cord­ing to new Airbnb sta­tis­tics, based on pro­jected an­nual growth in guest ar­rivals over the Me­mo­rial Day week­end in the United States (May 29).

Glob­ally, the top trend­ing des­ti­na­tion for fam­ily travel is For­taleza, Brazil, where growth is pro­jected to spike 380% , fol­lowed by St Kilda in Mel­bourne (260%) and Helsinki (200%).

Airbnb also calls them des­ti­na­tions for fam­i­lies who “think out­side the box”.

In a sur­vey con­ducted by Harris ear­lier this year for Airbnb, 34% said their fam­ily va­ca­tions are multi-gen­er­a­tional af­fairs that in­clude grand­par­ents. One in five said they travel with friends on fam­ily va­ca­tions.

Airbnb claims to have 2.3 mil­lion list­ings which are con­sid­ered fam­ily-friendly, with ameni­ties like kitchens, WiFi and pools.

In top Airbnb travel mar­kets, which in­clude Paris, Los An­ge­les, Syd­ney, Lon­don and San Fran­cisco, half of list­ings tick off the box for fam­ily-friendly.

Here are the des­ti­na­tions: For­taleza, Brazil – 380%

St Kilda, Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia – 260% Helsinki, Fin­land – 200%

North Van­cou­ver, Van­cou­ver, Bri­tish Columbia, Canada – 160% Mex­ico City, Mex­ico – 160%

Ta­hoe ar­eas (Kings Beach, Sun­ny­side, Truc­kee), United States – 160%

St Louis, Mis­souri – 150%

Dana Point, Or­ange County Cal­i­for­nia – 150% Split, Croa­tia – 140%

Pupukea, Oahu, Hawaii – 140% Dal­las, Texas – 120%

Mal­ibu, Cal­i­for­nia – 110% Min­neapo­lis, Min­nesota – 110% Mar­rakesh, Morocco – 110% Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii – 100%

— AFP Re­laxnews

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