Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017
It was a year that witnessed the number of people renting our rooms and houses surge statewide by nearly 96%. Columbus hosts welcomed as much as 57,780 guest arrivals this year generating $6.5 million in income.
In 2016, there were 29,000 arrivals and $3.6 million in income.
The San Francisco-based home-sharing service is responsible for the growth in tourist numbers.
In fact Columbus had surpassed the number second market Cincinnati by 47,330 arrivals and $5.1 million in income and number third place Cleveland to about 36,540 arrivals and $4.1 million in income.
One of the greatest drivers of Airbnb visits to Columbus is the Ohio State Buckeyes football ushering in as much as $775,000 haul during games this season.
An Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit told the company’s tracking data that goes back to 2014. Columbus has been always in the top every year and this also includes last year when Cleveland had hosted the Republican National Convention.
Columbus continues to be among the most popular destinations for Airbnb users in the Midwest.
Ohio had lured about 260,000 tourist arrivals that marks a 96% year-over-year growth as reported by the company. The total income was about $29.1 million up from $17.5 million a year ago.