Airbnb has checked in over 500 million guests
Airbnb has announced via its official press site that over 500 million people have used the service to assist in booking cheap stays with residents when traveling abroad.
In the post, multiple statistics were disclosed. This includes the fact that Airbnb now encompasses 81,000 cities across 191 countries in terms of guests looking for alternatives to hotels and the hosts that are willing to accommodate them. That said, hosts have still made plenty of money for themselves, with the news post reporting that over $65 billion United States dollars have been made by hosts using the service.
Some more unique statistics include the following information about what kind of places Airbnb hosts have listed: • 14,000+ tiny houses • 4,000+ castles, with the most visited private room in the history of the service being an Irish castle • 2,400+ tree houses
At the end of the post, Airbnb reaffirmed its aim to be globally inclusive for hosts and guests, noting that the service is both demographically and geographically diverse. In terms of age, however, there is an impressive younger skew (Airbnb notes that this demographic data is self-reported by users): "Nearly 70 percent of Airbnb bookings in the past three years have been made by guests under the age of 40. All-time, millennials globally have spent over $31 billion on booking travel on Airbnb."
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