Minnesota Airbnb Hosts Earned $13.6 Million, Welcomed 93,000 People in 2016
Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Minnesota host community earned a combined $13.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 93,000 people to the state in 2016.
The 93,000 guest arrivals to Minnesota via Airbnb represents 132 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Minnesotans increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Minnesota host community doubled in size to 2,600 people in 2016. 37 percent of Minnesota Airbnb hosts simply rent out an extra room in their homes. And the fastest growing demographic nationally among Airbnb hosts are senior women.
Perhaps no event better demonstrated the value of home sharing than the Ryder Cup, during which Airbnb helped Hennepin, Ramsey, Carver and Scott counties host 3,500 guest arrivals.This substantially expanded lodging capacity for the region as local hotels sold out.
Airbnb looks forward to partnering with the Twin Cities to help them similarly expand lodging capacity and take full economic advantage of the upcoming 2018 Super Bowl.
What follows is an overview of 2016 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by the top 20 home sharing cities in Minnesota:
|City||Total 2016 Guest Arrivals||Total 2016 Host Income|
White Bear Lake
Inver Grove Heights
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries.