Airbnb occupancy rates not expected to recover until September 2021

In November, short-term rental bookings went up as news of a COVID-19 vaccine helped boost traveler confidence. Now, with the rollout of the vaccine underway, forecasts predict that it will still take some time for Airbnb occupancy rates to recover; however, national daily rates are expected to grow throughout 2021. According to real estate data […]

Airbnb’s financial performance signifies shift in traveler behavior

A company announcing a 22% drop in year over year revenue usually isn’t something to celebrate. But at a time when the pandemic has devastated the travel industry, Airbnb’s first earnings results were very good news. They’re also a sign of the resilience of the company that disrupted hospitality when it launched in 2008, and […]

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky: “It’s going to be a year of focus”

If there’s one thing Brian Chesky is focused on in 2021, that would be, well, focus. So much so that the Airbnb co-founder and CEO said the word seven times throughout a roughly 20-minute interview during Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead online event last week. “It’s going to be a year of focus,” Chesky told Bloomberg Television anchor […]

In first earnings report, Airbnb posts quarterly loss of $3.9B

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky says he believes the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that his business is “inherently adaptable” as the home-share giant reports financial results for the first time since its IPO in December. Adaptable as Airbnb may seem – it’s been widely reported that vacation rentals across the board have proven a bright […]

Airbnb Announces Plans to Open Atlanta Technical Hub

As a 21st Century company, Airbnb is committed to serving all stakeholders in our community: hosts, guests, communities, employees and shareholders. To serve our employees, we champion diversity and belonging, and enable long-term growth and career opportunities. When Airbnb began evaluating locations to establish a technology hub on the East Coast, we looked for five […]

Report: New Airbnb Hosts Have Earned $1 Billion During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent travelers looking for safe, comfortable settings in which to connect with family and friends, creating economic opportunity for others to earn needed extra income by listing their homes on Airbnb. We are gratified to be able to announce that new hosts with only one listing who have welcomed their first […]