More and more people are starting to travel again, but some Texas Airbnb hosts are already reaping the benefits. Collectively last year, new Airbnb hosts brought in $170-million renting out Texas properties on the home-rental platform.
That makes new Airbnb hosts in Texas part of the third-highest grossing state in the entire country last year. In Dallas County alone, new hosts brought in more than $15-million last year.
While travel did slow a bit when the pandemic hit, some hosts say they’ve found travelers more willing to book an Airbnb than a traditional hotel. Since Airbnb first began more than a decade ago, hosts in the US have earned an estimated $60 billion. Worldwide, that number is around $150 billion.
As of now, Airbnb already has four million hosts spread out across more than 200 countries and regions around the globe. Other property rental platforms say they’re optimistic about the future, too. Vacasa has hundreds of rental destinations in North America, Costa Rica, and Belize.
While some cities and communities have cracked down on short-term rentals, the companies have also made some changes to better protect property owners and nearby neighbors concerned about things like extra noise.