In 2008, Airbnb was founded by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharcyzk.

The first Airbnb listing was in Brian and Joe's apartment on Rausch Street in San Francisco.

Airbnb is in 50,000 cities and 191+ countries.

Airbnb has 3 million+ listings worldwide.

Top 10 destinations of inbound guests

United States

France

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

Japan

Canada

Australia

Germany

Portugal

Top 10 destinations of outbound guests

United States

France

United Kingdom

Germany

Australia

Canada

China

Spain

Italy

Netherlands

Top markets by active listings

Paris

London

New York

Rio de Janeiro

Sicily

Los Angeles

Sydney

Rome

Top 10 highest percentage of homes wish listed in a destinations in the US

Savannah, Georgia

Mendocino Region, California

Ojai, California

Hood River, Oregon

Florida Keys, Florida

New Orleans, Louisiana

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina

Sedona, Arizona

Big Island, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

Airbnb has 19 offices globally.

Airbnb has had more than 140 million total guest arrivals all-time.

Top 10 highest percentage of homes wish listed in a destinations globally

Belize City, Belize

Okinawa, Japan

Savannah, Georgia

Turks and Caicos

Mendocino, California

Kyoto, Japan

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Margaret River, Australia

Jervis Bay, Australia

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Top 10 most wish listed properties on Airbnb

Secluded Intown Treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia

The Seashell House in Casa Caracol, Mexico

Casa Barthel in Tuscany, Italy

Ivy Trullo in Brindisi, Italy

Rainforest Tree House with Hot Springs in Costa Rica

Aroma(n)tica Treehouse in San Salvador

Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, CA

Pirates of the Carribean Getaway in Topanga Canyon, CA

Balian Treehouse with private bool in Bali

Brand New Mini Loft in Rome, Italy

Economic Impact

74% of listings are outside the main hotel districts

91% of travellers want to 'live like a local'

79% of travellers want to explore an authentic neighborhood

Airbnb guests stay 2.1x longer than typical visitors

Airbnb guests spend 2.1x more than typical visitors

42% of guest spending is in the neighborhoods where they stayed

81% of hosts share the home in which they live

52% are moderate to low income

53% say that hosting has helped them stay in their home

48% of host income is used to pay for regular household expenses like rent and groceries

Airbnb has nearly 3,000 castles and 1,400 treehouses.

On New Year's Eve 2016, the Airbnb community celebrated its biggest night ever, with nearly 2 million guests staying at listings worldwide.

As of January 2017