Airbnb 2023 Summer Release highlights

Key Takeaways

  • With the pandemic finally over, this year we’re expecting over 300 million guest arrivals on Airbnb. Now is the perfect time to introduce millions to the magic of staying with a Host.
  • Since the beginning of Airbnb, there have been 1.4 billion all-time guest arrivals, with more guests traveling last year than ever before.

Key Takeaways

  • With the pandemic finally over, this year we’re expecting over 300 million guest arrivals on Airbnb. Now is the perfect time to introduce millions to the magic of staying with a Host.
  • Since the beginning of Airbnb, there have been 1.4 billion all-time guest arrivals, with more guests traveling last year than ever before.

Introducing Airbnb Rooms

An all-new take on the original Airbnb, offering a more affordable way for guests to experience a destination by staying with a local.

  • While more people are turning to hosting – we ended last year with 900,000 more listings than we had at the beginning, excluding China – guests are opting for a more affordable stay, which is no surprise amidst a rising cost of living crisis. Nights stayed in private room listings grew by approximately 40 percent1.
  • Rooms remain one of our most popular types of stay for guests as the third most booked category2 since we launched Airbnb Categories last May, with solo travelers and millennials most likely to book a private room.
  • Private rooms are an affordable way to stay as a solo traveler or duo. Globally last year, more than 80 percent of private room stays were under $100 a night, with an average rate of $67 per night3. More than 47,000 cities had at least one listing with an average price of under $50 last year4
  • There are private rooms5 in more than 60,000 cities and towns around the world. The top five trending destinations6 for stays in private rooms include: 
    1. Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
    2. Melbourne, Australia 
    3. Warsaw, Poland
    4. Sydney, Australia
    5. Florence, Italy
  • In a recent global survey, over half of respondents7 said they saved money on their accommodation by staying in a listing and almost nine out of ten8 said price is important to them when deciding between booking an Airbnb listing and other accommodation.
  • Hosting serves as an economic lifeline for many, with the typical private room Host9 earning more than ever. Last year, private room Hosts earned over $2.9 billion globally, while the typical private room Host earned more than $1,300 – over 20 percent more than in 2021.
  • Hosts are using this extra income to fight the lingering economic crisis with 39 percent of Hosts saying they use the income from hosting to cover the rising costs of living and two fifths said they use it to make ends meet10
  • Private rooms are a unique way to see a city by staying with a local, and provide guests with high quality stays. In Q1 2023, four out of five reviewed stays in a private room received our highest five star rating.

Listening to community feedback

We’re improving nearly every aspect of the Airbnb service with over 50 new features and upgrades based on feedback from our community, including wishlists, total price display, transparent checkout instructions, and more.

  • For those window shopping, wishlists are a fun way to inspire your next travel adventure. Since we launched the feature a decade ago,  guests have created over one billion wishlists, with almost 30 percent more wishlists created last year than in 2021. 
  • Airbnb listings were “wishlisted” over 2.6 million times a day in 2022, the highest rate in Airbnb history.
  • Many guests go on to book their wishlisted stay, with almost a third of all bookings last year involving a listing that was previously wishlisted. 
  • With the launch of Airbnb Categories, guests are uncovering new destinations which helps distribute tourism to little known hidden gems, typically away from tourist traps.  Since Airbnb Categories was introduced in May last year, there have been more than 600 million views, with the top booked categories12 including Beach, Amazing pools, Rooms, Iconic cities and Tropical.
  • In December last year, we launched the option to display total pricing in countries without existing price display requirements. Since then, we’ve seen over 8 million13 visitors turning our total price toggle on. From today, guests everywhere can view total pricing with fees, before taxes, across the entire app.

Building connection

  • Following three years of travel restrictions, lockdowns and isolation, guests are looking for ways to connect with people and have authentic experiences. In a recent survey, over 60 percent of respondents14 said they felt traveling on Airbnb provided a closer connection to the local culture than staying in a hotel or resort. 
  • Guests are having positive stays and forging meaningful connections, and more than 14 million have returned to the same Host for another stay since Airbnb began. 

Airbnb 2023 summer travel trends

  • As we see the end of travel restrictions, Airbnb guests have already planned stays in over 72,00015 cities and towns this summer. 
  • Guests are seeking sun, sights, and hikes with the top five booked16 categories this summer including Beach, Amazing pools, Trending, Iconic cities and National parks.
Trending17 summer18 destinations – worldwide by search in Q1 Trending summer domestic destinations – by search by US guests in Q1 Trending summer international destinations – by search by US guests in Q1
1. Kuta Utara, Bali
2. Ksamil, Albania
3. Barcelona, Spain
4. London, England
5. Gotland, Sweden
6. Louisville, KY, United States
7. Rome, Italy
8. Rouen, France
9. Marrakesh, Morocco
10. Grindelwald, Switzerland
1. Louisville, Kentucky
2. Laconia, New Hampshire
3. Lexington, Kentucky
4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5. Panama City, Florida
6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
7. Surf City, New Jersey
8. Bolivar Peninsula, Texas
9. Kansas City, Missouri
10. North Topsail Beach, North Carolina
1. Mykonos, Greece
2. Niagara Falls, Canada
3. Interlaken, Switzerland
4. Amalfi, Italy
5. Florence, Italy
6. Bangkok, Thailand
7. Sorrento, Italy
8. Toronto, Canada
9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
10. Banff, Canada

All listings included in this press release are intended to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not endorse or promote these listings or any other accommodations or experiences on the platform.

Forward Looking Statements

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Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the objectives expressed or implied in this press release. Therefore, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the effects of global macroeconomic conditions, including inflation, slower growth or recession, higher interest rates and currency fluctuations on us, the travel and hospitality industries, the demand for travel or similar experiences, travel trends, and the global economy generally; changes in political, business, and economic conditions, including current geopolitical tensions and regional instability; and the other risks listed or described from time to time in Airbnb’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including Airbnb’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 and subsequent Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks, which are, or will be, on file with the SEC and available on the investor relations page of Airbnb’s website.

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12022 calendar year compared to 2021

2Between May 2022 and March 2023, globally

3Nightly price inclusive of fees and taxes

4 Nightly price inclusive of fees and taxes in 2022

5Active ever booked private room listings

6Based on growth of nights booked between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, compared to the same time the previous year

7Based on feedback from over 55,000 Airbnb users surveyed between December 2022 and March 2023. All additional Host/guest-centric survey data in this report originates from this survey.

8From over 17,000 respondents.

9Median Host earnings for all private room Hosts globally

10From over 72,000 respondents.

11Most wishlisted listings globally, as of March 31, 2023.

12Between May 2022 and March 2023

13Between December 14, 2022 and April 4, 2023

14From over 19,000 respondents

15As of March 31, 2023

16Booked during Q1 for check in between June 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023

17Based on increase in searches of destinations (minimum 50,000)  in Q1 2023 compared to Q1 2022

18 Summer defined as June 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023