Airbnb‘s latest report has revealed that guests to Dublin have spent €66 million in local restaurants since September 2016, showing the continued positive impact visitors are having in their communities.
The report, Airbnb: Generating $6.5 billion for restaurants around the world, focuses on 44 cities, including Dublin, and showcases the benefits guests bring when they stay in local neighbourhoods.
The city’s eateries have benefited from a dramatic rise in guest spending, increasing €25 million since the same time last year.
Across the 10 European cities cited in the report, including London, Paris, and Barcelona, guests have spent more than €2.5 billion – €700 million more than in 2016.
The average guest spends between $40-$100 per night in restaurants, and with almost three quarters of guests staying in neighbourhoods outside of the main hotel districts, local cafes and family-run businesses are seeing this new type of customer.
Almost half (43 percent) of all guest spending occurs in the neighbourhood in which they are staying, and 56 percent of guests who saved money by using Airbnb spent more on food and shopping.
James McClure, General Manager for Northern Europe, said: “We’ve always known that guests using Airbnb to travel are not only looking to live like a local through the homes they stay in, but also in the things that they do and the places that they eat.
Local businesses are getting a huge boost in guest spending whenever Airbnb guests are in town. This is a testament to the popularity of the city, and of the restaurants in local communities, all of which are getting a much needed boost by welcoming travellers to their neighbourhoods.”
The report comes as Airbnb announces a partnership with restaurant booking-app Resy. Guests are now going to be able to book top restaurants directly through Airbnb’s app and website, continuing the platform’s expansion beyond accommodations to focus on the whole trip.
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