Today, we are announcing that there are over 6 million Airbnb listings around the world—more listings than the six largest hotel groups have rooms, combined.
The growth in listings is powered by our global network and a growing community of hosts who keep the overwhelming majority of the price they charge for their listing. This continued growth has occurred all over the world in a range of different types of accommodations:
By the end of the first quarter of 2019, we project that there will have been half a billion guest arrivals in Airbnb listings since Airbnb was founded in 2008, and we will continue to provide additional updates as we work to fulfill our mission.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests, while Places lets people discover the hidden gems of a city as recommended by the people that live there. Airbnb is people powered and the easiest way to earn a little extra income from extra space in a home or from sharing passions, interests and cities.