Whether you want to help Santa stuff the stockings a little extra this year or are planning an idyllic holiday getaway, there are many reasons why people might need a little extra income this month. With Airbnb’s 2022 Winter Release, which introduced Airbnb Setup and updated AirCover for Hosts, it is now easier than ever for new Hosts to Airbnb their place, with plenty of time to start earning before the end of the year. In fact, many are already taking advantage: Since the release through November 22, we have seen more than 1 million distinct visitors to our Host landing page, up by more than 90 percent compared to the week prior.
US Hosts earned $4 billion during the 2021 holiday season
Hosting is a great way to offset the costs of holiday gift giving, travel and more. During last year’s holiday season1, US Hosts’ total earnings reached almost $4 billion, while global Hosts netted a total of more than $8.5 billion during the same period. On top of that, Hosts in the US received more than $600 million between last Christmas and New Year’s alone.
In Q3 2022, total earnings for US Hosts surpassed $6.8 billion while global Hosts reached over $16.8 billion, indicating that the opportunities for Hosts remain strong. There’s still time to get in on the action: Half of all listings activated and booked in Q3 2022 received their first booking within three days.
The gift of experienced advice and new protections
With the all-new Airbnb Setup, new Hosts receive one-to-one guidance from a Superhost, meaning that new Hosts are matched with Superhosts in their area to guide them through the entire hosting process by phone, video call, or chat. Additionally, they have the option to host an experienced guest (a guest with a stellar track record on Airbnb) as their first guest. Lastly, new Hosts have one-tap access to specially trained Community Support agents. Together with AirCover for Hosts, now with even more top-to-bottom protection – from guest identity verification, reservation screening, to $3M damage protections, including coverage for cars, boats, art and valuables – now is the perfect time to get started hosting – potentially have the holidays pay for themselves.
Top spaces and places to earn
Tis the season to travel and earn! Airbnb’s Recent Holiday Trends have us looking back at the top stays of the year, and giving guests a sneak peak at what 2023 has in store. In 2022, Hosts that had poolside homes, or sandy beach stays topped the list of guest’s most wishlisted holi-stays. However, with six new Airbnb Categories – from new homes listed on the platform to adapted homes for wheelchair access – new trends may be on the horizon next year, thanks to potential new Hosts and their cozy listings.
*Header photo by Anthony Zio and JJ Jetel