Airbnb guest hit half billion jackpot

BANGKOK, 29 March 2019: Airbnb reports it has reached the half billion-guest milestone with earnings of USD65 billion on the platform worldwide since the company was founded.

Over 75 cities worldwide have now hosted at least 1 million guest arrivals on Airbnb, with more than a fifth of these cities located in Asia Pacific alone.

Three guests check into an Airbnb listing every half-second; and Airbnb has more than 6 million homes, yurts, tree houses boats and other accommodation options, scattered across six continents, as well as over 25,000 “experiences” available in over 1,000 cities.

In Asia Pacific, 19 cities have hosted over 1 million guest arrivals all-time, including Auckland, New Zealand; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea and Bangkok, Thailand.

Over 125 cities have hosted over 100,000 guest arrivals all-time.

Over 195,000 members of our Airbnb community in the region today are both hosts and guests on our platform.

Airbnb’s global community of guests and hosts today spans over 191 countries and 81,000 cities worldwide. They are the community foundation for what Airbnb has grown into today: an end-to-end travel platform that combines where you stay, what you do, and how you get there, all in one place.

Globally, there are over 14,000 tiny houses listed on Airbnb and over 4,000 castles. In the Asia Pacific, the inventory includes over 600 treehouses, 560 castles, 20 igloos and five windmills.

As the Airbnb community has grown, the geographic distribution of guest arrivals has diversified.

In 2009, 86% of all Airbnb guest arrivals were at listings in the company’s top 10 biggest markets. By 2013, that percentage dropped to 34% and in 2018, just 13% of Airbnb guest arrivals were at listings in our ten biggest markets. Today, over 900 cities worldwide have at least 1,000 Airbnb listings.

In the Asia Pacific alone, 172 cities currently have more than 1,000 active listings.

*All demographic data is self-reported by Airbnb users.