Massachusetts Airbnb Hosts Earned $256.4 Million in 2018

Hosts welcomed 1.2 million guest arrivals last year...

BOSTON, MA -- Airbnb, the world’s leading community driven hospitality company, announced today that its Massachusetts host community earned a total of approximately $256.4 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 1.2 million guest arrivals to the state in 2018.

This comes as Massachusetts residents increasingly embrace the home sharing platform as an opportunity to earn supplemental income and make ends meet. There are now over 15,700 Massachusetts hosts who share their homes via Airbnb, typically earning about $7,800 annually in supplemental income.

"This 2018 data demonstrates not only the success of the community that we have built in Massachusetts, but also the significant role that home sharing plays in the financial futures of families across the Commonwealth,” said Andrew Kalloch, Head of Massachusetts Public Policy for Airbnb. “There is no doubt that short-term rentals are an economic engine for hosts, communities and local small businesses alike -- one that we will continue to fight to protect and expand as we kick off 2019.”

Airbnb also significantly expanded Experiences throughout Massachusetts in 2018, offering handcrafted activities led by local experts in cities like Boston, Cambridge, Gloucester, and more. Airbnb Experiences is creating new economic opportunities for Massachusetts residents by allowing them to unlock their talents and interests and make money from them, catering to the hundreds of millions of people that use Airbnb’s platform to discover unique and authentic travel experiences. Experiences is expected to expand further in Massachusetts in 2019, and the Experiences currently available can be found here.

What follows is an overview of 2018 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by county.

County

Total 2018 Guest Arrivals

Total 2018 Host Income

Barnstable

166,300

$40 million

Berkshire

61,700

$9.8 million

Bristol

16,200

$3 million

Dukes

21,900

$6.7 million

Essex

66,200

$11.1 million

Franklin

11,700

$1.3 million

Hampden

12,000

$1.3 million

Hampshire

25,400

$3 million

Middlesex

230,100

$51.7 million

Nantucket

11,600

$5.6 million

Norfolk

62,900

$12.3 million

Plymouth

29,200

$5.3 million

Suffolk

465,500

$101.9 million

Worcester

24,700

$3.4 million

TOTAL

1.2 million

$256.4 million

 

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong through healthy travel that is local, authentic, diverse, inclusive and sustainable. Airbnb uniquely leverages technology to economically empower millions of people around the world to unlock and monetize their spaces, passions and talents to become hospitality entrepreneurs. Airbnb’s accommodation marketplace provides access to 5+ million unique places to stay in more than 81,000 cities and 191 countries. With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests through 15,000 unique, handcrafted activities run by hosts across 1,000+ cities around the world. Airbnb's people-to-people platform benefits all its stakeholders, including hosts, guests, employees and the communities in which it operates.


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