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600,000 travelers across APAC to spend their Lunar New Year away from home

          This Lunar New Year, join more than half a million travelers in APAC who are hitting the road to celebrate the festive season with their families and loved ones. According to Chinese beliefs, where people travel, and other aspects of their lives including their financial status, health and many other factors, are believed to be dictated by the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. 
          Born in the year of the rooster? With Japan as one of the rooster's auspicious destinations for 2018, why not try your hand at calligraphy during a visit to a temple in Tokyo? Get up to some monkey business if you are born in the year of the monkey by visiting a treehouse in Illinois! Pick from some examples below for a taster of over four million homes and more than four thousand Experiences in auspicious destinations to celebrate with loved ones.
          On average, Airbnb's booking data shows that family travelers are holidaying over three nights, while couples are taking a longer break of six nights. This comes as no surprise as Lunar New Year 2018 starts just two days after Valentine's Day and increasingly, people are opting to bask in the festive mood abroad.

          Rat - People born in the year of 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
          Auspicious destinations: South Korea, Canada, Russia, China
          (Cutest Little Carriage House ever!) - verified images
          Enjoy your own cozy, private carriage home, which has all the amenities that you would need in a tiny house.

          Ox - People born in the year of 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
          Auspicious destinations: Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Australia
          (Magic Surf at Legian/Seminyak)
          Ride the first wave of the Lunar New Year in Bali, while being taught by Bang who has over a decade's worth of surfing experience.

          Tiger - People born in the year of 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
          Auspicious destinations: South Africa, Spain, France, Italy
          (Cave with garden at Sacromonte) - verified images
          Cave in to the travel bug and book your stay at this earth house, situated in the heart of Sacromonte, Granada.

          Rabbit - People born in the year of 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
          Auspicious destinations: India, Australia, Turkey
          (The Desi Moves)
          Bust out your amazing moves with professional Bollywood choreographer, Gilles, who has more than 15 years of experience under his belt.

          Dragon - People born in the year of 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
          Auspicious destinations: Russia, Thailand, Poland, Denmark
          (Nordic Design Project 22) - verified images
          Kick start your Danish holiday from this organically designed complex with its huge windows that allow lots of light through.

          Snake - People born in the year of 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
          Auspicious destinations: China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Brazil
          (Cruise the coastline in a sailboat)
          Discover Rio de Janeiro from the sea and observe the famous Brazilian landmarks such as Copacabana or the Christ the Redeemer statue as you sail across Guanabara Bay.

          Horse - People born in the year of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
          Auspicious destinations: USA, India, Italy, Mexico, Bhutan
          (Artistic loft with plenty of light)
          With its floor-to-ceiling windows which allows for tons of natural light as well as its eclectic furnishing, this townhouse in Mexico is centrally located to restaurants, shops and art galleries.

          Goat - People born in the year of 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
          Auspicious destinations: Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Greece
          (Native Australian Foods Tour & Taste)
          Taste and experience the unique flavours of Australia through its herbs, spices and fruits, as Ben Mac, a professional chef, shows you how to cook up simple dishes using bush foods in your everyday cooking.

          Monkey - People born in the year of 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
          Auspicious destinations: Mongolia, Malaysia, USA, Canada
          (Enchanted Garden Treehouse (Amenity*)) - verified images
          Get up to some monkey business in this tree house just outside of the city and soak in the hot tub afterwards!

          Rooster - People born in the year of 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
          Auspicious destinations: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Romania
          (Learn calligraphy at a temple)
          Pick up Japanese calligraphy skills from Meisui, who has over 40 years of experience, and is keen to share her work and culture so you leave with a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions.

          Dog - People born in the year of 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
          Auspicious destinations: USA, Australia, Malaysia
          (Dog Bark Park Inn B&B)
          Check-in to this giant Beagle bed and breakfast in Idaho, USA when you travel during the Year of the Dog.

          Pig - People born in the year of 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
          Auspicious destinations: Canada, The Philippines, India, UAE
          (Sandboarding sunset session & picnic)
          Join Simon as he takes you sandboarding in Dubai, and share tips on how to level up your skills. Then enjoy a delicious picnic after burning through the sand dunes.

          Source: Way Fengshui Group - Fengshui Survival Guide 2018
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          All homes and experiences in this press release are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse these listings or any other experiences on the platform.
 
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