Given the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest guidance for fully vaccinated Americans, Airbnb guests are increasingly planning their summer travel, opting for off-the-beaten path locations. Recently, Director of International Communications at Airbnb, Cassidy Blackwell, teamed with YourUpdateTV on a satellite media tour to discuss some of the top summer travel trends.
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Searches for more remote destinations in the US over Memorial Day Weekend have increased by nearly 40 percent just in the past month – also indicating a potential economic boom for prospective Hosts in these locales.
From open air destinations to off-the-grid unique stays, guests are looking for a truly bespoke experience outdoors. Remote stays in the US between 50-300 miles make up nearly 70% of searches for Memorial Day Weekend. Guests are starting to feel more comfortable with venturing further from home, as stays between 1,000-3,000 miles away are making up the second largest share of searches for Memorial Day Weekend trips. But with this anticipated pent-up demand, for those thinking about taking a trip this summer, guests should consider booking their trip early.
Searches for summer travel among U.S. seniors (age 60+) increased more than 60% between February and March 2021. At the beginning of March, one of the fastest growing cohort of bookers is aged 60 and above, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom, where vaccine dissemination has been efficient.
Rural Hosts make up a quarter of Airbnb Hosts in the US, and on average the typical rural Host has earned about $8,500 in total since the start of the pandemic, over $2,000 more than the average from 2019. New Hosts with only one listing who have welcomed their first guests since the start of the pandemic have already earned more than $1 billion globally.
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About Cassidy Blackwell :
Cassidy Blackwell is the Director of International Communications at Airbnb. In her role she is responsible for leading the teams across EMEA, APAC, LATAM and China to drive initiatives that help to advance business objectives, policy priorities and brand reputation. In her tenure as a marketing and communications professional, Cassidy has experience in working in both tech, CPG, retail and philanthropy, with specialized experience in empowering women, people of color and other underserved communities around the world. Cassidy has been named one of Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Brand Innovator's 40 Under 40 and a finalist for the Sage Group's Marketers Who Matter.
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