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The rise of the Aussie pet vacay

Brisbane is among the top 10 destinations globally for pet holidays but are you keeping up with the latest pet travel trends & demands?

Airbnb has witnessed a significant surge in nights booked with pets (close to 50 percent) and is unveiling the latest pet travel trends based on pet-friendly demand and supply data with Brisbane, QLD one of the top 10 destinations globally.

Just over 27 percent of global listings on Airbnb are declared pet-friendly, a figure that has been consistently growing over the past five years. In Australia, Brisbane has been listed as one of the top destinations globally for pet holidays and Queenslanders have the highest number of pet nights booked in the country.

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However it’s clear this winter season, Aussies are looking to take their furry friends to the snow with Alpine Victoria topping the list of number of pet nights booked this season, and the Snowy Mountains also ranking in the Top 5.

“We know people love travelling with their pets and for many, their four-legged friends are an extension of the family,” said Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand. 

“With so many pet-friendly options across Australia that suit a range of people and their priorities, travelling with pets and including them in holiday plans has never been easier.”

What are the most wish-listed pet-friendly stays?

The most wish-listed pet-friendly stays demonstrate the unique and beloved properties that travellers have been eyeing for their pet-friendly holidays. Here are the top most wish-listed pet-friendly stays on Airbnb in Australia.

As travellers seek pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, Airbnb analysed the percentage of non-urban pet-friendly stays.

The data reveals that Aussies are seeking pet-friendly stays away from bustling cities, with 49 percent of pet-friendly stays booked this winter situated in rural non-urban areas, emphasising a strong desire for their furry friends to get among the great outdoors.

Local cities with the highest percentage of pets nights booked 

  • Alpine, Victoria
  • Adelaide, SA
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Noosa, QLD
  • Snowy Mountains, NSW
  • Perth, WA
  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Gold Coast, QLD
  • Hobart, TAS
  • Melbourne, VIC

Note: All listings included here are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.

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