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Airbnb: Koukaki in “16 neighbourhoods to travel”

11/01/2016 Top Stories , Villa Rentals
Airbnb: Koukaki in “16 neighbourhoods to travel”

Koukaki in Athens gained momentum in the past year showing a 800% growth in airbnb bookings

Athens central Koukaki neighbourhood is among Airbnb’s “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.

Adventurous guests

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.

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