Aberdeen named as one of Airbnb’s 20 Destinations to Visit Next Year

The ruins of Dunottar Castle on the north east coast of Scotland.

Top trending spots for 2020 include eco-conscious cities like Eugene and Guadalajara, and even though number 13 may be unlucky for some, for Aberdeen it’s great news.

Airbnb has revealed the 20 destinations to visit next year, in its 20 for 2020 list. The list forecasts growing interest in lesser known and eco-conscious cities across the world, based on Airbnb’s booking data.

ABERDEEN makes an appearance at number 13 on the list, with its striking cityscape, fine dining and rugged coastal scenery cited for its growing popularity.

Ranging from post-industrial culture hubs like Milwaukee and Buriram in Thailand to emerging destinations that are benefiting from an increase in sustainable tourism, this year’s list is full of surprises and hidden gems.

Here are some of our favourite choices from Airbnb’s 20 trending destinations for 2020.

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao’s transformation from rust belt city to flourishing culture hub is truly remarkable.

Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

A short drive northwest of Melbourne, the suburb of Sunbury is a popular spot with savvy locals thanks to its wildlife, wineries and Victorian-era architecture.

Xi’an, China 

Often cited as one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization, Xi’an is best known as the home of the terracotta warriors — a vast collection of prehistoric clay soldiers discovered by local farmers in 1974.

Cali, Colombia

The world’s salsa capital not only offers energizing local music and dance, its rich Afro-Colombian heritage has also infused the city with a distinctive caleño culture.

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