Airbnb hosts and guests generated an economic activity of €4.2 billion in Spain in 2016

Today we are releasing new data that shows the impact Airbnb is having on the Spanish economy (Download report). In 2016, the Airbnb community generated €4,170 million of economic activity in the country. Economic activity includes the money earned by hosts and the guest spending in local businesses.

  • Local households in Spain earned €560 million last year sharing their home, while the 5.4 million guests that arrived at the country spent a total of €3.52 billion.
  • The number of Spaniards using Airbnb to explore the world doubled, from 1.4 million in 2015 to 2.8 million last year.
  • The average Airbnb host is 42 years old and typically earns an additional €3.300 by sharing their place for 36 nights a year.
  • There are now more than 187,000 homes listed on Airbnb in Spain and more than 70 percent are outside the main hotel districts in cities. This spreads economic benefits beyond city centres to new families, communities and local businesses.