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Vietnam Homestays Fill Gaps and Provide Opportunities

Vietnam Homestays Fill Gaps and Provide Opportunities

Vietnam was recently named the third fastest-growing tourism destination in the world by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, after recording a 29% increase in visitors year-over-year. Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula, sharing... Read More
Airbnb Pricing Tool Combines Property + Market Data

Airbnb Pricing Tool Combines Property + Market Data

AirDNA has just made it infinitely easier to fine tune your Airbnb pricing strategies! Our Airbnb pricing tool combines property data with vacation rental market data, so you can now visualize the difference between your listings and the overall market. Airbnb Pricing... Read More
Is the Vacation Rental Industry Overstated?

Is the Vacation Rental Industry Overstated?

2M Here. 6M There. It’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy of numbers being released from vacation rental listing giants like Airbnb and Booking. Just last week, they shared new listing count figures that show Airbnb coming out on top, giving them additional momentum... Read More
Which US Cities Are the Best (and Worst) for Rental Arbitrage on Airbnb and HomeAway?

Which US Cities Are the Best (and Worst) for Rental Arbitrage on Airbnb and HomeAway?

What Is Rental Arbitrage? Rental arbitrage is the act of renting a property long-term and then re-renting it on a short-term basis on Airbnb, HomeAway, or other vacation rental platforms. If you’re a short-term rental host or vacation rental manager, you’ve likely... Read More
Unprecedented Holiday Rental Opportunity Across Australia

Unprecedented Holiday Rental Opportunity Across Australia

Analyzing data of any kind on a macro level can be dizzying. At AirDNA, we analyze a heaping 1 billion new data points on the global short-term holiday rental industry every day. We’re always on the lookout for fresh ways to use and present it for the thousands of... Read More
Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

Airbnb Data + HomeAway Data Together on One Platform

March 2019 marked a huge milestone for AirDNA. We increased our total tracked vacation rental listings by 21%, thanks to the addition of over 1,500,000 HomeAway listings—which includes listings on Vrbo and sites in the HomeAway family. Through hundreds of data... Read More
The Short-Term Rental Market Is Evolving. So is AirDNA.

The Short-Term Rental Market Is Evolving. So is AirDNA.

After an extended backpacking trip opened my eyes to the untapped revenue potential of Airbnb, I realized that Airbnb hosts needed better data to identify market opportunities and optimize the performance of their short-term rental listings. We launched AirDNA in 2015... Read More
How Your Airbnb Cancellation Policy Is Impacting Your Bottom Line

How Your Airbnb Cancellation Policy Is Impacting Your Bottom Line

Most Airbnb hosts select a cancellation policy based on their own level of comfort and risk tolerance, not as a strategic part of overall revenue optimization. But just as other ancillary settings like minimum night stay are becoming actively managed, maybe there’s... Read More
BnB Guest Conference: Athens Airbnb Market Spotlight

BnB Guest Conference: Athens Airbnb Market Spotlight

BNB GUEST CONFERENCE IN ATHENS Vacation Rental Market Spotlight: Athens, Greece AirDNA CRO Tom Caton dives into the data to break down market saturation, emerging neighborhoods for investment, professionalization of the vacation rental space, and competitive analysis... Read More
Vacation Rental Metrics: Booking Lead Time

Vacation Rental Metrics: Booking Lead Time

Understanding the pace in which guests are booking short-term rentals is a critical part of any host or property manager’s pricing strategy. Whether it’s gearing up for normal annual seasonality, a major annual event, or a special one-time city-wide celebration,... Read More
Pass the Keys VRM Case Study

Pass the Keys VRM Case Study

PASS THE KEYS AirDNA Data is Key to Customer Satisfaction and Scaling a VRM into New Rental Markets! Pass the Keys is growing rapidly in the U.K., and has relied on AirDNA data to improve the accuracy of their property forecasts, target new rental markets for... Read More
Vacation Rental Metrics: Occupancy Rate

Vacation Rental Metrics: Occupancy Rate

What is Occupancy Rate? Occupancy rate for a short-term vacation rental is the number of booked nights divided by the sum of the available nights and booked nights. Whether you’re new to short-term vacation rentals or an industry pro, it’s important to understand the... Read More
New Brand, Same Commitment to Short-Term Rental Insights

New Brand, Same Commitment to Short-Term Rental Insights

Hopefully by now you’ve seen some aspect of our new brand – friendly colors, a streamlined logo, or an easier-to-navigate website – via our educational emails or at our VRMA presentation in Vegas earlier this week (slides can be found here, for all of you... Read More
HVS: Airbnb and Impacts on the New York City

HVS: Airbnb and Impacts on the New York City

HVS The impacts on the New York City lodging market and economy. HVS looked at the total reservations, room nights, and revenue from AirDNA for the period of September 2014 through August 2015 to understand the impact of New York Airbnb rentals.   Download the report.... Read More
Colliers: Airbnb Impacts and Outlook for Amsterdam

Colliers: Airbnb Impacts and Outlook for Amsterdam

Colliers The top neighborhoods and comparable hotel metrics. More than 736,000 overnight stays were booked via Amsterdam Airbnb listings in 2015 – almost 9% of total demand in the city.   Download the report. Name* First Last Company Name*Email* Phone** I agree... Read More
CBRE: Analysis of Airbnb in the United States

CBRE: Analysis of Airbnb in the United States

CBRE The sharing economy checks in. CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research compiled select information from STR, Inc. and AirDNA for hundreds of U.S. markets to assess the relevancy of this sharing platform to the traditional hotel industry, and generate an analysis of... Read More
CBRE: Hosts with Multiple Units – A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

CBRE: Hosts with Multiple Units – A Key Driver of Airbnb Growth

CBRE A Comprehensive National Review of Airbnb Growth Including a Spotlight on 13 U.S. Markets This Airbnb growth analysis covers the U.S. and highlights data for 13 cities utilizing two years of AirDNA data for the period of October 2014 through September 2016. The... Read More
Bank of America: Airbnb Deep Dive with Data

Bank of America: Airbnb Deep Dive with Data

Bank of America | Merrill Lynch Deep Dive into Airbnb Airbnb 1) is a small but material amount of hotel industry supply and demand 2) is growing rapidly, 3) has more listings internationally than domestically, 4) overindexes to top 10 and 25 hotel markets, in terms of... Read More
CBRE: A Look at Airbnb & Short-Term Rentals

CBRE: A Look at Airbnb & Short-Term Rentals

CBRE A fresh look at the growing popularity of Airbnb short-term rentals. This report from CBRE, using AirDNA data, dives into the increase in traveler awareness of short-term rentals, where the impact on hotel performance can be seen, and the increase in professional... Read More