A new report has revealed that the number of guests that availed of Airbnb accommodation in Ireland in 2017 rose by 63% to 1.2 million.
According to The Irish Times, Airbnb's report indicated that there were 8,500 active listings for spare rooms and entire homes on the Irish market last year, with Irish hosts earning approximately €3,500 per annum as a result of renting via the site.
Furthermore, Airbnb estimates that its users generate around €506 million for the country's economy, with guests spending an average of €111 per day. For those staying in Dublin, this figure increases to €129.
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Airbnb's report also states that of the 676,000 Irish residents who made use of its services in the year to the end of November 2017, 17% of them travelled domestically.
Commenting on the above information, Ireland site lead and global head of customer experience for Airbnb Aisling Hassell said, "Ireland’s vibrant communities and unique hospitality have continued to bring more visitors to the country than ever before, with hosts right across the country benefitting from record breaking growth in guest arrivals on Airbnb. Hosts in Ireland are true ambassadors for their neighbourhoods and we look forward to seeing many more guests from around Ireland and the world discover the unique and welcoming homes on Airbnb."