Founded in August 2008, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list and book accommodations in more than than 65,000 cities around the world. Airbnb connects travelers to unique, local experiences.
Airbnb hosts in Chicago have been welcoming guests into their homes over the past eight years. Hosts have formed a vibrant community, sharing unique experiences with travelers from around the world. The following document shows Airbnb’s impact on the city. It combines proprietary data with the results of a survey sent to Airbnb to guests and hosts in the city.
Economic impact in 2016
“Every experience I’ve had through Airbnb has been amazing – wonderful homes, wonderful hosts, and the money I’m saving on accommodations allows me to experience things that I may not have been able to work into my trip budget otherwise. ”Louise, Airbnb guest in Chicago
Airbnb and tourism in Chicago
Learn more about the Airbnb community in Chicago and the powerful economic impact home sharing is having on the Windy City.