LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada Airbnb hosts handled 882,600 guest arrivals in 2018 while earning $123.1 million in revenue.
The world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced the figures Friday.
There are approximately 5,600 Nevada home hosts who share their homes via Airbnb -- 16 percent of these hosts are 60 years or older, highlighting how many seniors are turning to home sharing to earn supplemental income to age in place, the company stated in a news release.
Also in 2018, Airbnb also launched Experiences in Nevada, offering handcrafted activities led by local experts in cities such as Las Vegas and Henderson.
"Airbnb Experiences is creating new economic opportunities for Nevada residents by allowing them to unlock their talents and interests and make money from them, catering to the hundreds of millions of people that use Airbnb’s platform to discover unique and authentic travel experiences," wrote company spokeswoman Laura Rillos. "Experiences is expected to expand further in Nevada in 2019.
The vast majority of Airbnb guests visited Clark County -- 718,400 guest arrivals and $100 million in income for short-term renters. Washoe had 65,151 guest arrivals and Douglas County had 53,744.
The number of Airbnb guest arrivals is less than 2 percent of the number of annual visitors to Clark County.