Data provider AirDNA sends cease and desist letter to NYC Comptroller

Industry-leading short-term rental data provider AirDNA has sent a cease and desist letter to the New York City Comptroller’s office regarding a report released last Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 on the grounds of misrepresentation of data and violation of AirDNA Terms of Service. The report, which looked at the impact of Airbnb on rental prices in New York City, cited AirDNA as a source. In a previous press release published on Friday May 4th, AirDNA spoke out against the Comptroller’s misinterpre... More
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New York City Airbnb Report on Housing Affordability is Deeply Flawed

The world’s leading provider of short-term rental data and analytics AirDNA disputes the conclusions drawn by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer in a report released on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018. The report, which incorrectly interpreted AirDNA data to make assumptions on the impact of Airbnb on New York City rental prices, comes to flawed conclusions at great cost to the thousands of Airbnb hosts that rely on the platform to make ends meet. At no point did the Comptroller contact ... More
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What is Airbnb’s Superhost Status Really Worth?

Airbnb launched their Superhost program in 2016 to reward their most devoted hosts with a special VIP status. Beyond just a feather in the cap, Airbnb stated that hosts who achieved Superhost status would reap benefits such as improved search placement, better booking conversions, and at the end of the day, more revenue. In this post, we’ll dissect the program and provide insights into what, if any, performance lift Airbnb Superhosts receive.   Why Airbnb Launched the Superhost Program ... More

The World’s Hottest Airbnb Rentals of 2018

Unforgettable adventures are made from more than just amazing destinations. If you've ever dreamed of sleeping amongst lush trees while perched in a treehouse, retreating deep within an exotic cave’s crevasses, being the ruler of a castle, or sprawling out on your own island, Airbnb can make your dreams a reality. Airbnb rentals can enhance travel experiences; not simply be a place to toss luggage and catch a few Zzz's. From our global data, we sourced the most wish-listed treehouses, cast... More
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Best and Worst Places to Buy Vacation Home Rental Property

AirDNA released the first data-driven analysis of the best cities to buy vacation home rental properties in 2015. Since then, that article has been a resource for over half a million aspiring Airbnb entrepreneurs. However, the short-term rental industry changes fast, and we figured it was time for a refresh of exactly where the best cities are to buy, rent and host Airbnb rental properties in 2018.     Vacation Home Investing: What's the Big Deal?   Our data models show Air... More
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Business Travel Ready Airbnb Listings Make an Average of $10,000 More in Top Markets

Airbnb launched its Business Travel Ready program to lure professional travelers away from hotels in 2015. Initially, the program had its skeptics. Would business travelers be willing to ditch their loyalty programs, change their booking habits, and adopt a radically different way of traveling for business?   The latest numbers provided by Airbnb reveal that 15% of total bookings are business related. Although still a small percentage, our analysis shows that its impact on smaller, hotel comp... More
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Hide and Seek: The Game of Airbnb Host Compliance

Many Airbnb ‘rentrepreneurs’ are taking advantage of the sharing economy and making money in ways unimaginable a few years ago. Since August of 2008, when Airbnb launched, people have taken advantage of the company’s platform to offer up everything from a space to crash on a couch, to full-blown castles, for a short-term rental fee. As consumers become more comfortable with the sharing economy, the number of available short-term rental properties has taken off; as has the number of people wh... More
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MarketMinder – Empowering the Sophisticated Airbnb Entrepreneur

AirDNA is excited to announce the launch of MarketMinder, a breakthrough competitive intelligence tool built to empower both beginners and seasoned Airbnb entrepreneurs worldwide with the data to make smarter decisions. As one of the industry’s most trusted resources in short-term rental data, AirDNA has helped thousands of Airbnb hosts and entrepreneurs slice and dice the data on Airbnb occupancy, revenue and return-on-investment across the globe. Alongside, we've conducted hundreds of su... More
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Airbnb Regulation: How is New Legislation Impacting the Growth of Short-Term Rentals?

Executive Summary Berlin, Barcelona, San Francisco and Santa Monica have imposed tough regulations on Airbnb hosts and the platform, in an attempt to curb the short-term rental market. By utilizing differences-in-differences and log regression methodologies, this report analyzes to what extent this Airbnb regulation has been effective. It finds that punitive Airbnb regulation, in particular, steep fines for hosts, has the most impact on Airbnb. In Berlin and Santa Monica, listings fell by 49% a... More

3 Steps to Investing in Out of State Airbnb Rental Property

Airbnb offers fantastic opportunities for people looking to invest in real estate.  With over 150 million guests making trips to 65,000 cities around the world, investing in Airbnb rentals is quickly becoming a new asset class for savvy investors. AirDNA has spent the last three years helping real estate investors understand what makes the market tick in their area and how to reap the highest return on their listing. By collecting and analyzing the last three years’ worth of booking data, ... More