Airbnb counts half a billion guest arrivals, host earnings at $65 billion
03/28/2019|3:46:14 PM|PhocusWire

Airbnb has released significant figures around its Homes business, reporting more than half a billion guests have stayed at Airbnb listings around the globe.

That volume amounts to three guests checking into Airbnb listings across 81,000 cities in 191 countries every half-second, the company says.

The home-share giant is also claiming hosts have earned more than $65 billion through the platform, which now boasts six million places to stay - inching Airbnb just ahead of Booking.com’s reported 5.7 million listings.

The majority of Airbnb bookings, at 70%, have been made by guests under the age of 40, and millennials have spent more than $31 billion through Airbnb since the company was founded in 2008.

Airbnb also says its Experiences unit now boasts more than 25,000 things to do in 1,000 cities, a goal the company outlined a year ago.

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