Airbnb’s impacts have been felt around the world. Since the company’s launch in 2007, they’ve gone from one rental to 5.6 million active listings and 4 million hosts. User growth has also skyrocketed to 150 million users and counting. This list of Airbnb statistics looks at everything from initial launch to IPO, and what it all means for hosts and home stayers.
Short term rentals have changed the way people travel, and trends continue to evolve despite major curveballs like dwelling regulation and travel restrictions. Below, we walk through the history of Airbnb and its impact on the world, as well as insights for how hosts can create memorable listings (while staying financially protected).