Airbnb is publishing today a new report showcasing the positive impacts of the Airbnb community in Utrecht over the past 12 months.
Here are some highlights from the report:
- The Airbnb community helps diversify tourism – 2,100 Hosts on Airbnb in Utrecht have welcomed almost 50,000 guests into their homes. One in five travellers are Dutch and the majority of them are Amsterdammers.
- The Airbnb community generates new economic activity – Local hosts have earned a combined income of €6 million, while guests using Airbnb have spent an estimated €27 million in Utrecht. Hosts on Airbnb keep up to 97 cents of every Euro they charge to rent their space.
- Hosts on Airbnb are typically regular members of the community – The typical host on Airbnb in Utrecht shares their home for 25 nights a year and earns an additional €2,000 a year. The typical host is 36 years old.
- Airbnb helps cities accommodating big events – There were 1,100 guest arrivals on Airbnb during the weekend of the Utrecht Singelloop in October 2017, an increase of 22% compared to the same period a week before.