Published on : Thursday, July 5, 2018
An estimated 3,000 football fans from the Middle East have booked homes on the Airbnb platform across Russia during the tournament. Guests travelling from Saudi Arabia to Russia during the period (June 14 – July 15) are at least 40 times higher as compared to the same period last year.
The number of UAE visitors staying in Russian properties listed on Airbnb has jumped by almost 850% compared to last year.
In previous major sports tournaments, including the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, 15,000 guests had stayed at Airbnb locations in Gangwon Province and the 2016 Rio Olympics where there were over 55,000 guest arrivals with Airbnb.