Lonely Planet Writer

Airbnb to hit a million renters on New Year's Eve

Airbnb is set to have its most successful day of business yet this New Year’s Eve, with one million renters estimated to use the home sharing website.

Airbnb has admitted there is a problem with discrimination and wants to work on it
Airbnb has admitted there is a problem with discrimination and wants to work on it

In 2014 Airbnb estimated it had 550,000 renters using the house sharing website, so the number has almost doubled this year.

Airbnb has a strong year in 2015, adding many destinations to its map whilst continuing to grow an ever expanding community.

According to its own statistics the most popular destinations to pass New Year’s Eve this year are Hamburg, Fuerteventura, and Hawaii. Ten thousand Britons chose to spend the last day of the year in a cabin in a wood, whilst Sydney was the most common location for Londoners looking to be out of town on the 31st of December.