A new report to coincide with Airbnb’s global 10-year anniversary has found that approximately 640,000 people will travel in Ireland using Airbnb this summer (during 21st June to 22nd September).
It is estimated that a typical host on the platform in Ireland will earn €2,000 this summer on average and guests and hosts on Airbnb will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy.
Dublin and Galway take the top two most travelled hotspots in Ireland, followed by Killarney, Cork and Dingle, as tourists follow the Wild Atlantic Way. The US tops the list of most guest arrivals in Ireland, followed by domestic travellers who are making the most of this summer’s heatwave.
The report shows that some of the top trending destinations in Ireland this summer are:
Claremorris, Co Mayo (+204%)
Claregalway, Co Galway (+190%)
Strandhill, Co Sligo (+173%)
Blarney, Co Cork (+199%)
Dunmore East, Co Cork (172%)
Commenting on the summer results, Ireland Site Lead and Global Head of Community Support Operations at Airbnb, Aisling Hassell said, "We are delighted to celebrate Airbnb’s 10th anniversary, and reflect at how much we have grown in Ireland over the last number of years. This data on this summer’s activity alone shows that the popularity of Airbnb continues to grow steadily in Ireland, with guests choosing to stay in the many villages, towns and cities across the country. Airbnb also creates new economic opportunities by allowing people to unlock their passions, talents and interests and make money from them through Experiences."