Women Hosts Earn over £24 Billion on Airbnb to Date

  • Women make up nearly 56 percent of all home hosts on Airbnb and have earned nearly £24 billion on Airbnb since the company was launched
  • In the UK, women make up 61 percent and have earned nearly £600 million in the past year alone

 

Women make up nearly 56 percent of all home hosts on our platform and have earned nearly £24 billion on Airbnb since the company was launched in 2008 — £9 billion of that in the past year alone.

Here in the UK, women make up 61 percent of all hosts on the platform and earned nearly £600 million in 2018. This puts female hosts in the UK amongst the highest-earning hosts on the platform, third behind the US and France.

The top five countries in terms of total female host earnings in 2018:

1. US £3 billion

2. France £800 million

3. UK £600 million

4. Spain £500 million

5. Australia £470 million

 

Typical earnings for women in the UK are £3,800 per year and Glastonbury has the highest percentage of female hosts, making up 70 percent of the Airbnb home host community in the UK, closely followed by women in the Orkney islands at 67 percent.

1. Glastonbury 70%

2. Orkney Islands 67%

3. Isle of Skye 67%

4. Dorset 66%

5. Louth 66%

6. Winchester 66%

7. Hastings 65%

8. Loch Ness 65%

9. Shetland Islands 65%

10. Aberystwyth 64%

 

In London, women make up almost 55 percent of Experience hosts on Airbnb. Since November 2016, they’ve been sharing their passions and talents with travellers and locals alike. Lucy’s paper marbling, Amulet’s farm to table flower arranging and Andra’s vegan dessert baking are just a few that are available to book in the capital. Elsewhere in the UK, Tina invites guests to feel calmer around llamas in Wisbech, Deborah bakes sourdough in a community bakery in Edinburgh and Deborah teaches aerial yoga in Leeds.

 

“We are proud to have a global community of women hosts who have found greater financial, professional and social empowerment through hosting on Airbnb’s platform. In the past year alone, women hosts in the UK have made almost £600 million and represent more than 60% of hosts here. Clearly women are a driving force of the Airbnb community, and we are proud to provide the end-to-end travel platform for their entrepreneurial spirit to thrive.

Hadi Moussa, General Manager for Northern Europe at Airbnb

The Airbnb Press Room is aimed at journalists. All Homes and Experiences referenced on the Airbnb Press Room are intended purely to inspire and illustrate. Airbnb does not recommend or endorse specific Home or Experience listings on the Airbnb platform.

1. Percent of female hosts and total female host earnings globally according to Airbnb data from 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018 and converted from USD to GBP on 4 March 2019

2. Percent of female hosts and total female host earnings in the UK according to Airbnb data from 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018 and converted from USD to GBP on 4 March 2019

3. Top 5 global destinations ranked by total  earnings according to Airbnb data from 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018 and converted from USD to GBP on 4 March 2019

4. Top 10 UK destinations ranked by percentage of female hosts according to Airbnb data from 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018

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