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Airbnb’s ulti-mutt travel guide for pets this summer

Key Takeaways

- Airbnb has witnessed a surge of almost 50% in nights booked with pets.
- Almost one in three listings on Airbnb are pet-friendly - a figure that has been growing over the years.
- Almost half of pet-friendly stays booked this summer are situated in rural areas.


Deep in the dog days of summer, Airbnb is unveiling the latest pet travel trends based on pet-friendly demand and supply data1. As a leading platform for unique hosted stays, Airbnb has witnessed a significant surge in nights booked with pets (close to 50%)2. We’re revealing the top destinations, most wishlisted stays, and countries embracing pet travel this summer.

Countries with the most pet-friendly stays

Just over 27 percent of listings on Airbnb are declared pet-friendly3 – a figure that has been consistently growing over the past five years (up from 23% in 20184). The following countries have the most abundant pet-friendly supply, ensuring a wide range of options for pet owners5:

  • Colombia (44%)
  • Brazil (42%)
  • Italy (39%)
  • India (34%)
  • Chile (29%)
  • Austria (29%)
  • United Kingdom (28%)
  • United States (28%)
  • Mexico (27%)
  • Switzerland (27%)

Countries with most-traveled pets

When it comes to globetrotting with our beloved furry companions, some countries have truly earned their spot in the pet travel hall of fame. Airbnb’s data reveals reveals the origin countries with the highest share of pet travel this summer6:

  • Italy
  • Belgium
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Canada
  • France

Countries pets are traveling to the most

With the ability to narrow down search results to pet-friendly options, Airbnb users have been actively exploring destinations that warmly welcome their furry companions. Based on nights booked, here are the top 10 countries with the highest percentage of guests traveling there with pets this summer7.

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • The Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Italy

Cities pets are traveling to the most

Based on Airbnb’s data, these towns and cities boast some of the highest percentages of nights booked by guests traveling to them with their pets this summer, showcasing a truly pet-friendly atmosphere8.

  • Portland, OR, United States
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States
  • Saint-Raphael, France
  • Torrevieja, Spain
  • Jeju, Korea
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Brisbane, Australia

The most wishlisted pet-friendly stays

The most wishlisted pet-friendly stays demonstrate the unique and beloved properties that travelers have been eyeing for their pet-friendly vacations. Here are the top most wishlisted pet-friendly stays on Airbnb from around the world9.

The most wishlisted affordable pet-friendly stays

From purrfect cottages nestled in scenic hideaways to pawsome apartments in the heart of pet-friendly neighborhoods, these affordable gems offer a balance of canine comfort and value for money for their humans10.

Town mouse or country mouse?

As travelers seek pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, Airbnb analyzed the percentage of non-urban pet-friendly stays. The data reveals that approximately 46 percent of pet-friendly stays booked this summer are situated in rural areas, emphasizing a strong desire for nature-centric vacations with pets.

Pawsitive protection: AirCover for Hosts safeguards against pet-related damages

We understand Hosts may have concerns about welcoming guests with pets into their cherished properties. That’s why we introduced top-to-bottom protection with AirCover for Hosts for free on every booking. AirCover for Hosts includes pet damage, meaning you can open your doors to pet-loving guests with confidence, knowing that unforeseen accidents or waggy tail mishaps will be taken care of.

Read more about: Trends

1. Guests can indicate whether or not they are travelling with a pet or pets during the booking process. Hosts can indicate on their listing whether or not they accept pets.
2. Comparing nights booked in Q1 2023 for upcoming summer stays in 2023 with nights booked in Q1 2022 for summer stays in 2022.
3. A pet-friendly Airbnb is one that allows guests to bring their pets with them. You can find a listing’s pet policy in its House rules section. Always contact the Host to tell them about the pet(s) you plan to bring and find out if restrictions apply.
4. Share of Active Pet Friendly Listings, globally, as of March 31st 2023.
5. Share of active pet-friendly listings by country, as of March 31st 2023.
6. Origin countries with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked. Bookings made in Q1, 2023.
7. Destination countries with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked. Bookings made in Q1, 2023.
8. Destination towns and cities with the highest % of nights booked with pets in the summer of 2023 vs the overall nights booked. Bookings made in Q1, 2023.
9. Most wishlisted global pet-friendly listings. Wishlisted in Q1 2023.
10. Most wishlisted global pet-friendly listings with week-end availability under 100$ per night. Price does not include cleaning fees, taxes or Airbnb fees. (as of May 21st 2023). Wishlisted in Q1 2023.

About Airbnb Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 1.5 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

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