In a statement announcing the milestone, the company said that it has created the ‘Airbnb Connection Index’ which reflects the pairings of countries and regions between hosts and guests.As an example, when a guest from Argentina became the first to stay with a host from Canada, a new connection was made between Argentina and Canada. In turn, when a Canadian guest became the first to stay in Argentina, another new connection was made.
Airbnb statistics show that in 245 countries and regions around the world, it is mathematically possible for there to be 60,026 place-to-place connections.Currently, about 26,000 connections have been made via the platform, compared to 1,300 in 2010 and 16,500 in 2015.
By the end of 2019, Airbnb expects to cross the halfway point of 30,013 connections. By 2027, it expects 50,000 connections.In total, there are over 6 million Airbnb listings in more than 100,000, with approximately six guests checking into an Airbnb listing every second. Around the world, more than 1,000 cities have over 1,000 listings, compared to 12 in 2011.
In the last year, over 300 cities have taken in over 100,000 guest arrivals, compared to one in 2011.In 2019, about 92% of all guest arrivals have occurred outside the 10 largest cities on the platform.
Additionally, Airbnb statistics show that there are now almost 3,000 cities where hosts have earned more than $1 million from their property. In 2019 so far, there are 33 cities where hosts have earned a combined total of over $100 million per city by hosting on the platform.