10 snapshot facts about Airbnb today

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Keep up to date with our 10 facts about what Airbnb has been doing recently:

• Airbnb recently purchased the Luxury Retreats brand, which offers high end vacation rentals for US$200 million.

• Airbnb is looking to incentivise more of its hosts to make their listings instantly bookable. The short term accommodations platform is introducing a suite of new tools for hosts who opt into the feature, making it easier for them to manage their listings. (source: Skift)

• Airbnb has more web traffic than any hotel brand or OTA. (source: Similar Web)

• Airbnb has the third largest travel company market capitalisation behind Priceline and Marriott.

• Airbnb has a US$31 billion valuation: its investors include Google.

• It is thought Airbnb became profitable in Q2 of 2016.

• Airbnb has more than three million listings and circa 650k hosts.

• Aibiying (its Chinese brand) has only circa 80k listings, and 80 per cent of these users are under 30 years old.

• Airbnb recently entered into an agreement with the Swedish tourist board to promote the country as a destination.

• Airbnb recently introduced a check-in app to make it easier for hosts to welcome guests.


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