RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Airbnb announced Thursday that its Virginia host community earned a combined $60.3 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 371,900 guest arrivals between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day.
The top five city destinations for Airbnb guests to Virginia this summer were, Virginia Beach, Richmond, Charlottesville, Norfolk and Arlington.
In addition to helping hosts earn important supplemental income, Airbnb also assists in generating revenue for local economy around the world.
Other interesting statistics gained from this summer include:
- 92% of Airbnb hosts say they recommend restaurants and cafes to guests
- 56% of Airbnb hosts say they recommend cultural activities such as museums, festivals and historical sites for guests to visit
- 55% of Airbnb hosts say hosting has helped them afford their homes
- On average, 41% of Airbnb guests spend their money in the same neighborhood they stay
Roanoke fared well with Airbnb guests. Approximately 8,600 guests spent a total of $1.2 million in host income during this summer.
Lynchburg had approximately 11,800 guests spend a total of $1.1 million with hosts.
Lexington had approximately 2,900 guests spend a total of $415,000 with hosts.