Likely their biggest night ever as far as bookings go, according to Airbnb New Year's Eve 2017 will see approximately two million people around the world celebrating the dawn of 2017 while staying in an Airbnb.
As if the number alone isn't enough, it marks a nearly 100% growth as far as bookings go for the same night in an Airbnb on New Year’s Eve 2016, and an increase of 1,400 times since 2009.
The projected two million guests for New Year's Eve 2017 will come from over two hundred countries and are traveling to nearly two hundred countries and territories globally. The top countries travelers are staying in are the United States, followed by France, Australia, Spain and Great Britain. The global median price of listings booked for New Year’s Eve reservations is $95 per night.
"Among the top five cities for New Year’s eve travel, hosts are expected to earn more than $90 million combined."AirbnbWhile classic holiday spots like New York City and Paris aren’t diminishing in popularity, cities in Cuba, New Zealand, Japan, Spain and Mexico are emerging as New Year’s Eve travel-trending destinations on Airbnb. Cities that have seen the most growth in New Year’s Eve bookings since 2015 include Havana, Queenstown, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Fukuoka-shi and Cancun.
In addition to staying in an Airbnb, travelers will have the chance to participate in 500 Airbnb Experiences across the world over the holiday, with more being added every day. Travelers will be training with an Olympian in Havana, painting traditional nihonga in Tokyo, and be part of the jazz scene in the 10th
arrondissement" in Paris. Airbnb's Experiences is a similar service as launched by Nigeria's Hotels.ng, which seems to have seen the gap in the market where currently no travel agency, Airbnb included, offers travelers to Nigeria or Nigerians a curated list of tourist attractions and experiences.