#Asia 3 of 16 of these fast growing Airbnb neighbourhoods are in Asia


Presenting Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan; Banglampoo in Bangkok, Thailand; and Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Image Credit: Airbnb

Banglampoo in Bangkok, Thailand / Image Credit: Airbnb

US-based short term accommodations rental platform Airbnb has today released a list of 16 fast growing neighbourhoods, which it thinks travellers should visit this 2016.

The service, which boasts 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries, had analysed the travel patterns of more than 40 million of its users in the last year, says an official press release. It had also picked out “neighbourhoods that have gained momentum in the past year”.

The list follows:

1. Chūō-ku in Osaka, Japan – 7,471 per cent growth
2. Banglampoo in Bangkok, Thailand – 1,239 per cent growth
3. Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 1,231 per cent growth
4. Capucins in Bordeaux, France – 966 per cent growth
5. Koukaki in Athens, Greece – 801 per cent growth
6. Triana in Seville, Spain – 774 per cent growth
7. Hammerbrook in Hamburg, Germany – 418 per cent growth
8. Kaneohe on Oahu in Hawaii, US – 324 per cent growth
9. Meireles in Fortaleza, Brazil – 287 per cent growth
10. Roma Sur in Mexico City, Mexico – 279 per cent growth
11. Oak Lawn in Dallas, US – 264 per cent growth
12. Poncey-Highland in Atlanta, GA – 242 per cent growth
13. District VII in Budapest, Hungary – 148 per cent growth
14. The Bukit Peninsula, Bali – 134 per cent growth
15. Richmond in Melbourne, Australia – 126 per cent growth
16. Constitución in Buenos Aires, Argentina – 125 per cent growth

According to Airbnb’s search feature, there are more than 300 rental options in each of the top three cities: Osaka, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

hip & happening Osaka

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“Airbnb travelers are checking in to neighbourhoods in all corners of the globe and in doing so they are visiting local coffee shops and small businesses that haven’t benefitted from tourism in the past,” said Chip Conley, Head of Hospitality, Airbnb.

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He added, “When an Airbnb traveler heads to Hammerbrook in Hamburg or Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, with the help of hosts, they are able to see these places through the eyes of a local, and embrace the culture in a completely new way.

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