Airbnb Celebrates Record Growth With 10 Million Guest Nights Booked SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – June 19, 2012 -‐ Airbnb, the world’s leading marketplace to list, discover and book unique accommodations, announced today a milestone of 10 million guest nights booked on the site. This time last year, the company had one office in San Francisco and had yet to reach 2 million guest nights booked. In winter 2012, Airbnb reached the 5 million nights booked threshold and expanded to 10 offices around the globe. Now, only five months after reaching 5 million, Airbnb has reached 10 million guest nights booked, effectively doubling in size and cementing its status as the market leader worldwide.
“At Airbnb, we use the power of the web to bring people together in the real world,” said Brian Chesky, CEO and co-‐founder of Airbnb. “And 10 million nights booked means that Airbnb is bringing people around the globe together like nobody has before. Years from now we’ll look back on this as a key milestone in the development of the global sharing economy, which is creating new opportunities for people in every corner of the world.”
Every day, the Airbnb community is setting new records in bookings and listings. This growth means that more and more Airbnb hosts in the U.S. are connecting to the sharing economy, renting out their extra space to make income that improves their life. Eric Mathiasen, who rents a room in Chicago, uses his Airbnb income to pay for graduate school. “The income I make on Airbnb has wildly exceeded my expectations. I’m able to pay for tuition, save up money for...
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