Whether you like a cosy staycation or escaping to an icy destination, now is an excellent time to plan a winter break - and Airbnb is providing inspiration on where to go this season by sharing its top trending travel destinations for winter 2023.
Australia's sun-kissed city of Sydney has topped the list, with Brits hoping to make the journey down under for their first Christmas since coronavirus restrictions were fully lifted.
Malaga in Spain came second, with UK travellers hedging their bets on the Spanish weather during the coming winter months.
Winter sun aside, the magical capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi, which is known as the hometown of Father Christmas, came third on the list. It is one of three Scandinavian destinations to make up the top ten list for travellers searching a little closer to home.
In stark contrast, far-flung and sun-filled destinations like Bangkok and Cape Town are also attracting interest this winter.
Airbnb's list is based on the places Britons have been booking during the third quarter of the year for a stay this winter.
With a diverse range of destinations, from Europe to Asia, the list shows that Britons are not shy about travelling to far-flung places, while proving that cold winter destinations in Northern Europe have just as much appeal.
The rental website also gave an insight into the types of trips that are in demand this winter, with beach, amazing pools, national park, iconic city and surfing proving popular.
The top trending international destinations by Brits this winter:
Cape Town, South Africa
The Airbnbs to book in each trending destination:
1. Sydney, Australia
This modern apartment for two is stylish, chic and comes with a rooftop pool with views Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.
2. Malaga, Spain
A sun-kissed apartment for two people, this Airbnb is spacious and housed in an old Andalusian town house. The large roof terrace is ideal for relaxing with a drink after a day of sightseeing.
3. Rovaniemi, Finland
A traditional Finnish cottage by Lake Norvajärvi and 15 km from the centre of Rovaniemi, this winter Airbnb is a peaceful retreat for watching the Northern Lights and is just as picturesque for returning in the summer.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
An apartment for two, this contemporary Airbnb has access to a rooftop pool, gym, sauna and full kitchen for you to enjoy the best of both worlds of eating out and in.
5. Cape Town, South Africa
Set on the 12th floor, this comfortable studio apartment has gorgeous mountain views, with the CBD and Bo-Kaap just a few blocks away.
6. Brussels, Belgium
A light-filled apartment with views over the city, this Airbnb is cute, contemporary and perfectly places for exploring Brussels.
7. Oslo, Norway
With two bedrooms, this apartment in the attractive area of Tøyen is a great base for exploring Oslo. From the living room there is access to a sunny balcony, too.
8. Alicante, Spain
With its beautiful sea views, this Airbnb for four people is a fantastic place to relax by the beach. It has wall-length folding windows and luxuries like a recliner chair and a double marble sink in the bathroom.
9. Stockholm, Sweden
This cosy, two-bedroom apartment is in the middle of Södermalm and faces a peaceful courtyard for enjoying moments of quiet contemplation.
10. Cancun, Mexico
With space for six guests, this Airbnb offers sea views, modern interiors and a hammock on the terrace. There's plenty of space to socialise over dinner, too.
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