Airbnb witnesses its grandest ever travel season this summer

Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017

airbnbAs summer is closer to its conclusion, Airbnb witnesses its biggest ever travel season.


During May 2017, the company has estimated that about 1 million U.S. travellers were residing in Airbnb accommodations on Memorial Day weekend alone. Taking a glance back the booking data between 1st June and 31st August, approximately 45 million guests had stayed in Airbnb homes all across the world.


Based on percentage growth over summer 2016, Airbnb has actually seen the highest growth in Asia, especially in China.


In one of the fastest-growing markets, Chinese cities Hangzhou (495%), Chongqing (388%) and Wuhan (371%) were among the leading three highest-growth destinations over last year.


Airbnb also saw summer travellers making a rush for the Oceanside enclaves from Brazil to New Zealand and beyond.


Family travel via Airbnb continues growing with as many as 8 million family guest arrivals this summer leading to a total of 45 million. Based on total family bookings it has been discovered that the most popular nations for families overall were Spain, Italy, France and the United States.


The firm also found that a large number of families are utilizing Airbnb to check out destinations featuring family-friendly fun like beaches, nature reserves, zoos and amusement parks.


This summer, the travellers using Airbnb have emerged active and moving, be it kayaking through the city centre of Prague or a backcountry hike close to Toronto.


Based on the most-booked experiences per city this summer season, this platform witnessed travellers riding, hiking, sailing and dancing their way the most favorable destinations. Among the experiences, biking ones were most popular apart from boating and hiking.


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