Airbnb Experiences is a significant play by the private accommodation sharing giant to diversify beyond its core proposition.
It is notching more than 8,000 bookings per week on the platform.
It is receiving upwards of 1,200 requests a week from hosts for new Experiences.
In an interview with PhocusWire, Airbnb confirms that weekly Experience guests have indeed grown by 20% since January 2017, and that increase will continue as the service expands to new destinations in 2018.
Of the markets with current offerings, Europe, the Middle East and Africa top out at more than 1,400 Experiences on the platform, while North America has more than 850, Asia-Pacific has more than 550 and Latin America has nearly 300; October saw the highest number of bookings to date.
On average globally, Experience guests are paying $55 per booking, while some hosts across markets stand to earn more than $100,000 this year.
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