These are the top-trending destinations for family travel on Airbnb

LOOKING for family-friendly vacation ideas for this summer? According to Airbnb, destinations like Helsinki, Split in Croatia, North Vancouver, Dallas and St. Louis are some of the up-and-coming destinations popular among families for summer travel this year.

That's according to new Airbnb statistics, based on projected annual growth in guest arrivals for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial long weekend to kick off summer in the US.

Globally, the top trending destination for family travel is Fortaleza, Brazil, where growth is projected to spike 380%, followed by St Kilda in Melbourne (260%) and Helsinki (200%).

Airbnb also calls them destinations for families who "think outside the box."

In a survey conducted by Harris earlier this year for Airbnb, 34% said their family vacations are multi-generational affairs that include grandparents.

One in five said they travel with friends on family vacations.

Airbnb claims to have 2.3 million listings which are considered family-friendly, with amenities like kitchens, Wifi, and pools.

In top Airbnb travel markets, which include Paris, Los Angeles, Sydney, London, and San Francisco, half of the listings tick off the box family-friendly.

Here are the top trending destinations:

Fortaleza, Brazil: 380%
St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia: 260%
Helsinki, Finland: 200%
North Vancouver, Vancouver BC: 160%
Mexico City, Mexico: 160%
Tahoe areas (Kings Beach, Sunnyside, Truckee): 160%
St. Louis, Missouri: 150%
Dana Point, Orange County CA: 150%
Split, Croatia: 140%
Pupukea, Oahu, Hawaii: 140%
Dallas, Texas: 120%
Malibu, California: 110%
Minneapolis, Minnesota: 110%
Marrakesh, Morocco: 110%
Princeville, Kauai: 100%. — AFP Relaxnews