With more than 25,000 active hosts, Airbnb provides an avenue for Texans to use home sharing as means for economic empowerment by earning a little extra income to help pay rent or mortgage and infuse new tourism revenue into the local economy. Airbnb will continue to advocate for fair home sharing rules and reasonable enforcement to protect residents’ property rights.
Teacher Hosts Earned $160 Million Last Year on Airbnb
Airbnb released a report on the benefits of home sharing to schoolteachers, which revealed that teachers throughout Texas — and particularly Austin, Houston and San Antonio — are earning millions of dollars in supplemental income through sharing their homes.
Airbnb announces most wish-listed listing in top 50 Texas cities
he most wish-listed Airbnb listings in Texas are among some of the most unique and special homes on the platform. For this report, Airbnb tabulated and added up hundreds of thousands of wish-lists to establish which listing in each city was #1.
Airbnb Toasts to Wine Country: Hosts on the Platform Offer $1 Wine Experiences on National Wine Day
Last year, Airbnb hosts in 11 major wine regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico welcomed more than 1.3 million guests into their homes, earning $185 million during 2017. These regions include old favorites like Napa Valley, CA, as well as emerging wine destinations like Texas Hill Country, which has had over 200,000 guest arrivals with a typical host earning over $4,000. Read more about booking and earnings trends in 11 North American wine regions in Airbnb’s Wine Report.
Airbnb launches local-led, unique Experiences in Austin
With the launch of Austin Experiences, there are more ways than ever for travelers and residents to immerse themselves in the city with one-of-a-kind, bookable activities handcrafted and led by local experts.