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Do you Airbnb? 

A record 17 million travelers around the world stayed with Airbnb hosts in 150 countries this summer from May to the end of August, according to a summer metrics report recently released by Airbnb.

Do You Airbnb? A Record 17,000,000 Travelers This Summer (And Growing) - z a 55

And that number hasn’t topped-off.

According to the company, another 1 million travelers booked Airbnb stays this past Labor Day weekend in the U.S. The number of summer guests swelled from 7.4 million last summer to more than twice that amount this summer.

Some additional interesting color:

  • Airbnb guests from Paris, New York City and Seoul were this summer’s largest source markets and they made the most bookings for Lisbon, Upstate New York, and Osaka, Japan, respectively.
  • South Korea, along with Japan and Singapore, are the company’s fastest growing markets overall. China is one of the fastest-growing markets in terms of country of origin for travelers booking stays outside their country.
  • The report reveals the average age of this summer’s Airbnb guests was 35 years old, which is considered the oldest age for millennials. Female guests slightly outnumbered male guests – the split was 54% to 46% globally.

Do You Airbnb? A Record 17,000,000 Travelers This Summer (And Growing) - z todd