Airbnb Plus, an up-market tier of homestay rentals platform Airbnb, has had a more than six-fold increase in summer bookings for China amid surging demand.
Destinations close to first-tier cities saw a sharp rise in bookings, the San Francisco-based company said in a press release. Airbnb Plus reservations surged 14 times in the Yanqing holiday resort near Beijing and seven times in the capital's Fangshan district.
"Airbnb Plus is a selection of only the highest quality homes with hosts known for great reviews and attention to detail," according to its official website.
The top five destinations for family trips in China were Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing and Guangzhou, the statement said, citing a survey of well-traveled families and students. Popular student choices include second- and third-tier cities such as Changchun, Wuhu, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan and Foshan.
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