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Irish Airbnb hosts typically earned more than €5,000 last year





Airbnb hosts in Ireland typically earned more than €5,000 last year and over €4,000 on average during the summer months this year, according to a recent survey.

Total host earnings globally increased by 30pc in the third quarter of this year compared to the same time last year.

Half of the listings that were activated and booked in the third quarter of this year received their first booking within three days.

In addition, during this past summer, the typical host in Ireland earned nearly €4,400 and €5,600 last year.

Almost half of hosts globally said the money they’ve earned through hosting has helped them stay in their home.

Some 46pc said they’ve used the extra money to pay for food and other items that have become more expensive during the cost-of-living crisis while one in 10 said it has helped them avoid eviction or foreclosure.

The cost-of-living crisis has inspired a new wave of people to consider hosting for the first time.

New private rooms listings added to the platform in Ireland are up over 130pc between Q3 2021 and Q3 2022.

Irish holiday makers are searching for amenities for living, with Wi-Fi, pools, kitchens, hot tubs, and free parking all making up the top five most searched filters on the site.

The top five winter domestic destinations searched by Irish holidaymakers are Dingle, Co Kerry, Co Cork, Killarney, Co Kerry, Co Dublin and Co Galway.

The top 10 winter international destinations searched by Irish holidaymakers are Playa de las Américas in Spain, New York, Edinburgh, Puerto del Carmen in Spain, Cape Town, Paris, Belfast, Barcelona, Lisbon and London.

Airbnb chief executive officer and co-founder Brian Chesky said people are trying to earn extra money through hosting their property.

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“Airbnb was born during a recession. Joe and I couldn’t afford to pay our rent, so we inflated three air mattresses and created an AirBed & Breakfast. Soon, people all around the world joined us,” he said.

“Today, just like during the Great Recession in 2008, people are especially interested in earning extra income through hosting.

“That’s why we’re introducing an easy way for millions of people to Airbnb their homes. With Airbnb Setup, every new Host can get free, one-to-one guidance from a Superhost from their first question through their first reservation.

“And with even more AirCover for Hosts, now is the perfect time to put your place on Airbnb.”

Airbnb has today announced a new set of tools and specialised support to make it easier to get up and running and get earning.

‘Airbnb Setup’ will include one-to-one guidance from a superhost, an experienced guest for your first booking and pecialised support from Airbnb.

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