While we’d expect most people packing their suitcases this time of year to be headed to a spring break hotspot like Miami or Cancún, the travel experts at Airbnb say that’s not the case in 2019.
Airbnb just released its list of the top-trending spring travel destinations for 2019. The data compares bookings for spring this year with last year to find the season’s hottest trending getaways. As it turns out, travelers in 2019 are looking at less touristy destinations like Monterrey, Mexico; Carolina, Puerto Rico; and Santos, Brazil for spring vacations.
According to Airbnb, a growing trend is travelers booking in places recently affected by natural disasters to help those communities rebuild. San Juan, Puerto Rico, for example, was a must-visit travel destination prior to Hurricane Maria, but guest arrivals have gone up by nearly 400 percent since spring last year.