Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
Airbnb celebrated its biggest night ever this New Year’s Eve, with nearly 2 million guests staying in an Airbnb. That’s nearly double the number of guests who stayed in an Airbnb on New Year’s Eve 2016, and an increase of 1400x since 2009.
The projected 2 million guests this year came from over 200 countries and territories, and travelled to nearly 200 countries and territories globally. The top countries travelers who stayed in are the United States, followed by France, Australia, Spain and Great Britain.
New York City is once again was the most popular destination among New Year’s Eve revelers staying in Airbnb homes, with a total of 55,000 guests staying. The most popular cities include London, Paris, Tokyo and Rome, in addition to the Big Apple.
The global median price of listings booked for New Year’s Eve reservations was $95 per night. And New York City hosted with reservations spanning New Year’s Eve were projected to earn around $32 million while in London, they expected to earn nearly $21 million. Among the top five cities for New Year’s eve travel, hosts were expected to earn more than $90 million combined.
While classic holiday spots like New York City and Paris aren’t diminishing in popularity, cities in Cuba, New Zealand, Japan, Spain and Mexico are emerging as New Year’s Eve travel-trending destinations on Airbnb. Cities that have seen the most growth in New Year’s Eve bookings since 2015 include Havana, Queenstown, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fukuoka-shi and Cancun.