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Kuala Lumpur ranked #2 among Airbnb’s trending destinations in Q3

 New data from Airbnb has revealed that Kuala Lumpur ranked 2nd in the top trending destinations worldwide in Q3, pulling ahead of other popular tourist destinations around the world.


Airbnb revealed the list of top 10 most trending global destinations in Q3, which included popular destinations across Asia, South America and Europe*:

Kuta, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Itapema, Brazil

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Bangkok, Thailand

Sydney, Australia

Singapore, Singapore

Málaga, Spain

Melbourne, Australia

Pattaya City, Thailand


Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said, “The reopening of more countries this year has unlocked pent-up demand from international travelers eager to reconnect with loved ones or visit their favorite destinations once more. It’s incredibly heartening that Malaysia is top of mind for international travelers as travel bounces back, with its variety of incredible offerings from breathtaking nature to rich culture and delicious cuisine.”


Amidst heightened interest to travel overseas this year, domestic travel remains popular among Malaysians. Ipoh claimed the top spot as Malaysians’ #1 most popular destination on Airbnb in Q3 2022, followed by Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, and Genting Highlands.


With the biggest travel revolution the world has seen, Airbnb created a completely new way for travelers to search for their holiday homes as designed around Airbnb Categories. With over 300 million views globally since its launch in May, the top five Airbnb Categories in Malaysia by median earnings in Q3 2022:

Amazing views


Amazing pools




With travel back in full swing, Malaysians are now planning their overseas holidays with renewed enthusiasm. New Airbnb data found that the trending international destinations ranging from near and far by Malaysians in Q3 2022 were, in order of ranking**:

Bangkok, Thailand

Paris, France

Melbourne, Australia

Greater London, United Kingdom

Seoul, South Korea


*Based on increase in searches of destinations (minimum 50,000) in Q3 2022

**Based on a survey of 82,287 Airbnb Hosts with bookings between June 1, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022.