Airbnb announced on Monday that on New Years Eve 2014 over 550,000 people stayed in Airbnb listings across the globe.
These stats compare to 5 years ago where only 2,000 people stayed in Airbnb properties. A staggering amount of growth for the platform.
[youtube width=”700″ height=”345″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yDQIhrX5_0[/youtube]Here are some of the statistics
- Guests stayed in 190 countries
- In over 20,000 individual cities
- Including 13,000 people staying in Sydney for the New Years Fireworks
- Out of that 550,000 people, 91,000 were first time Airbnb guests.
Quite staggering growth in 5 years. It is hard to predict where they will be in 2-3 years, certainly more than a million people and quite possibly much higher. Will be interesting to see how these statistics compare with the Accors and Hiltons of the world in terms of room nights.