BALTIMORE – Feb. 27, 2017 – Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Maryland host community earned a combined $25.3 million in supplemental income while experiencing approximately 151,000 guest arrivals in 2016.
These guest arrivals to the state represent an astounding 119 percent year-over-year growth. This comes as Maryland residents increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. Airbnb’s Maryland host community grew 75 percent to 4,200 in 2016.
For many hosts in Maryland, home sharing is an economic lifeline. The annual earnings for a typical host are $5,300. Thirty-six percent (36%) of those who host in the state are over the age of 50, and 61 percent of all hosts are women. The extra money hosts earn often goes towards their mortgage, paying bills and supplementing fixed, retirement incomes.
As part of Airbnb’s broader commitment to work with cities, the community-driven hospitality company collects and remits hotel, occupancy and tourist taxes on behalf of its hosts and guests in over 220 cities and communities globally. Since its first agreements were enacted in 2014, Airbnb has remitted over $175 million in tax revenue around the world.
The following data is an overview of 2016 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by the top twenty home sharing cities in Maryland:
|City||Total 2016 Guest Arrivals||Total 2016 Host Income
To learn more about Airbnb’s host community, policy developments, and small business support, visit http://www.airbnbcitizen.com.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world —online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.