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Airbnb’s New Year’s Eve guest volume shows its falling growth rate

Airbnb releases a regular tally of its expected “guest stays” for New Year’s Eve each year, including 2019.

We can therefore look back in time, tracking how quickly (or not) Airbnb’s New Year Eve guest tally has risen.

But as more guests tends to mean more rentals which points towards more revenue, the New Year’s Eve figures are useful as we work to understand how quickly Airbnb is growing now compared to how fast it grew in the past.

Here’s the tally of guest stays in Airbnb’s during New Years Eve (data via CNBC, Jon Erlichman, Airbnb), and their resulting year-over-year growth rates:

In numerical terms, Airbnb added 1,000,000 New Year’s Eve guest stays in 2017, 700,000 in 2018, and 800,000 in 2019.

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