In the coming months, members of the Airbnb community will once again come together to share their passion for new travel adventures. According to a recent poll, more than nine out of ten active Airbnb guests plan to take a vacation this summer.
However, most people will not be traveling alone this summer; instead, they expect to be joined by their family members. Most Airbnb guests said 'adventure' when asked why they might use the service this summer. In addition, nearly all of the people surveyed said they have some degree of leeway in choosing their travel dates, at least occasionally.
According to the state's economic forecast, hosts in Florida's rural counties made over $100 million in 2021.
Nearly $200 million will be generated by Airbnb Hosts in Miami in 2021, with the average Host earning almost $4,700 from welcoming over 710,000 guests into the city.
Six of the top 10 most popular summer destinations on Airbnb in the United States (by US guests in Q1 2022) are in Florida:
Since our founding, the Airbnb platform has helped cities use existing space to scale accommodations and absorb influxes of visitors, all while creating important economic opportunities for Hosts and local small businesses," said Haven Thorn, a spokesperson for Airbnb. "This includes extending those opportunities to neighborhoods that are outside of the main lodging locations and have not traditionally benefited from the tourism economy, such as the Miami Gardens community where Hard Rock Stadium is located."
"The return of big events are a tremendous economic opportunity for current and prospective Airbnb hosts, while also bringing valuable tourism dollars to areas outside of main tourist hotspots across the city. For example, when Miami was last home to the Big Tennis Tournament in March 2019, local Hosts earned over $7 million. Throughout 2021, Miami Hosts welcomed more than 710,000 guest arrivals, earning a total of nearly $200 million citywide," Thorn continued.
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First quarter 2022 Summer Stays Bookings: Domestic travel is strong, accounting for more than half of all summer stay bookings and exceeding the Q1 2019 levels. In the first quarter of 2019, international travel has returned to pre-pandemic levels. It continues to grow, with more nights booked for international summer stays than in Q1 2021.
More inland listings have seen a 40% increase in bookings over 100km/62 miles from the coast in Q1 2022 compared to last year, despite guests still preferring coastal properties for their summer vacations. Additionally, the number of nights booked at listings with the lowest population density grew the most over the same time frame.
The popularity of one-of-a-kind vacations is rising, with 80 percent more nights booked in the first quarter of 2022 than in 2019. The popularity of tiny houses has increased by 173%, barns by 160%, domes by 134%, and treehouses by 116%. Summertime treehouse vacations are expected to be popular in the United States, France, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
There has never been a better time to take a family vacation. Check-ins on Airbnb for travelers, including those traveling with children, are at their peak during the summer.
There has been an increase in the number of nights booked by older adults (ages 60-90) for summer travel in Q1 compared to last year.
In the first quarter of 2022, real-world experiences have returned to pre-pandemic levels. In the first quarter of 2022, food and drink, nature, and sports will be the most popular topics, and Italy is the best place to have these non-virtual experiences.
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