South Dakota Airbnb Hosts Earned $1.7 Million, Welcomed 17,000 People in 2016
Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its South Dakota host community earned a combined $1.7 million in supplemental income while welcoming 17,000 people to the state in 2016. The most popular cities included Rapid City (5,000 guest arrivals, $582,000 in host income) and Sioux Falls (3,400 visitors, $206,000 in host income).
This reflects 154 percent year over year growth in guest arrivals via the home sharing platform to South Dakota. There are about 500 active Airbnb hosts throughout the state, and the typical South Dakota host earns $4,100 in supplemental income annually.
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.