Washington County Airbnb hosts earned $6.3 million during biggest weekends of 2019

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MONTPELIER — Airbnb recently announced that its Vermont host community earned a combined $15.1 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 69,800 guest arrivals to the State for the five biggest guest arrival weekends in 2019.

These include Columbus Day Weekend, President’s Day and Valentine’s Day Weekend, and the holiday season.

In Washington County, 43,500 guests in 2019 used Airbnb.

The total host income in Washington County in 2019 was $6.3 million.

The home sharing community provides significant value through expanded lodging capacity for Vermont communities when hotels sell out during big events.

These include college graduations, major conventions and concerts, and during summer tourism or ski season.

“2019 was another great year for Airbnb in Vermont, 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 Northeast Public Policy.