5 charts that help explain Airbnb’s rise from spare-room startup to $31 billion travel behemoth

FILE PHOTO: The Airbnb logo is seen on a little mini pyramid under the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

  • Airbnb has fundamentally changed the way many people travel by bringing home sharing into the mainstream.
  • The company, last valued at $31 billion in 2017, has grown to rival the hotel industry, but competition is getting stiffer.
  • Here are 5 charts that help explain the rise and evolution of Airbnb over the past several years.
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Airbnb has gone from renting out a single air mattress to a marketplace of more than seven million short-term rental properties across 220 countries in just over a decade.

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Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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