Airbnb hosts in Chester County enjoyed a great year in 2019 with $2.1 million in income generated from 14,700 guest arrivals, writes Kennedy Rose for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The entire Greater Philadelphia area saw significant growth last year, as the five-county region made $75.6 million from 583,100 guests, a 20 percent increase from 2018.
Philadelphia was the state’s highest-earning county for Airbnb hosts by far in 2019, with $66.8 million generated from 524,500 guests. Meanwhile, neighboring Montgomery County raked in $3.2 million from 19,700 guests, while Delaware County received $1.2 million from 9,300 guests.
“2019 was another great year for Airbnb in Pennsylvania, with more local residents embracing the economic opportunities offered by home-sharing, and small businesses and entire communities benefiting as a result,” said Josh Meltzer, head of Airbnb’s Northeast Public Policy.
The company also racked up the top five weekends for area hosts in 2019. The top weekend last year followed the Christmas holiday when 37,000 guests booked area rooms and homes with Airbnb. Next was Labor Day weekend, followed by Columbus Day and Memorial Day weekends.
Read more about Airbnb in the Philadelphia Business Journal here.