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Airdna Data Accuracy – Right On The Money

Here at Airdna, we spend about 1% of our time writing blog posts and about 99% of our time working on the accuracy of our data. So when Airbnb publicly release numbers, we sit up; take notice; and compare our data to see how accurate it is. The results show we can continue to proudly boast we have the most accurate Airbnb data in the world. This fairly rare opportunity for us came up just last week when Airbnb released their report on the Washington DC market. We were particularly interested ... More
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What Lodging REIT will Airbnb Impact the Greatest?

Airbnb is a disruptive force of nature. With room nights booked growing over a 100% each year, it is only a matter of time before hotel properties start to truly feel the impact. The question is no longer IF Airbnb will disrupt hotel profitability, but WHO is going to feel the brunt of the impact the quickest. In a recent report Airdna co-authored with Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, all lodging REIT's were ranked by their exposure to the threat of Airbnb based on the location of their hotel... More
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Leveraging Airbnb to Grow the Tourism Market

Airbnb has exceeded just about everyone's expectations. In eight short years they've gone from renting out a single air mattress in a San Francisco apartment to accommodating over 80 million travelers across 34,000 cities. Hotel executives that once scoffed at the idea of Airbnb disrupting the lodging industry are now fighting to retain the loyalty of their customers. Survey after survey has shown that Airbnb guests are more satisfied with Airbnb than traditional hotel stays. They prefer th... More

The Six Steps of Airbnb Property Investing

See how Airdna's tools can help deliver incredible returns on Airbnb investing, with our top-to-bottom guide to picking out 39% IRR / 31% cash-on-cash return investments. Airbnb investing is delivering great returns across the world. A whole new asset class is emerging that is delivering stable long-term cash flows whilst building equity in real estate. Returns of 40+% are common. Airdna's Investment Explorer provides the data on locating the most lucrative short-term rental markets, but know... More

Airbnb Hosts Cash in on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are going to be held in held in Cleveland and Philadelphia in the coming weeks and although most residents aren't thrilled by the candidates, many of them are excited to make some extra income using Airbnb. Airdna has done a quick analysis of the two cities to see how supply of vacation rentals and the pricing of those units have been impacted by the conventions Airbnb in Cleveland The median asking price for an entire home Airbnb renta... More
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2015 in Review – Airbnb Data for the USA

With so much bad Airbnb data circulating the web this past year, Airdna has decided to look back upon 2015 to set the record straight and tell the true Airbnb story. Airdna has been analyzing the short-term rental market for two years and tracks the performance of over 2 million Airbnb rentals worldwide. This collection of data has been published by the most respected Wall St banks, lodging industry consultants, & news outlets. Airdna has taken its vast repository of Airbnb information to... More
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Are Hotels Marching into their World War 1?

The Airbnb Data Show They Could Annihilate Hotels In July 1914, Europe basked in a glorious summer with a backdrop of the most prosperous, wealthiest time the continent had ever seen. A crown prince had been assassinated in Sarajevo, but all but the diplomatic services of Europe paid it little heed. As everyone knows, out of this cloudless sky came, what Arthur Conan Doyle called, ‚Äúthe most terrible August in the history of the world‚ÄĚ. Is it July 1914 for the Hotel¬†Industry? Every metric o... More
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What Effect has Airbnb Regulation had in Santa Monica?

‚ÄúI don‚Äôt know who opened the first [Airbnb in Santa Monica], but he was a great man in his way. It was as though some imaginary trader had put into the Forth with a cargo of Glenlivet to discover that the Scots had never heard of whisky. There was a natural appetite, as you may say.‚ÄĚ Flashman and the Dragon by George MacDonald Fraser. Almost. The hotel industry is finally feeling the affects of Airbnb. Our data shows that where Airbnb is ascendant, hotels are experiencing significantly dimini... More
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Hard Data on the Biggest Airbnb Cities in The World

The United States was estimated to make up over 50% of the total Airbnb listings as little as two years ago.  After tracking the rise of the Airbnb juggernaut in the United States for over a year, Airdna realized that the most of the growth in Airbnb rentals was coming from outside the USA. We estimate that distribution of listings around the world has changed drastically and now as little as 20% of current Airbnb listings residing within the US. To show the full Airbnb story, we have added d... More
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The Best Places to Buy Airbnb Investment Property in America

We have had a HUGE volume of enquiries from folks looking for the best place to invest in Airbnb rental properties. So we are going to give it to you. We analyzed our data and have compiled what the numbers say ‚Äď the best places to buy or rent an Airbnb property in America. First, we'll look at the best rental arbitrage opportunities. ¬†Rental arbitrage is the act of renting apartment long-term and then re-renting them on a short-term basis on Airbnb. The Best Places to Invest in Vacation ren... More