Airbnb is looking to drum up some more support in New York City.
I find Airbnb to be a really awesome and innovative travel company. Over the past few years, Kim, Lucas and I have stayed in Airbnb properties a bunch of times. Airbnb to me is like thinking out of the box when it comes to traditional lodging options. When we can’t find a hotel or hostel that fits our needs we’ll usually then turn to Airbnb.
After our first stay using Airbnb in Singapore we were immediately impressed and looked forward to trying the service again. While we do not host people we’ve enjoyed meeting and chatting with our hosts in places like Singapore, Italy and Omaha!
With the prices of hotels in NYC being so high, Airbnb is probably a great options for visitors to the city.
Airbnb says that it is great for NYC because it:
- Provides supplemental income for tens of thousands of New Yorkers
- Increases tax revenue for our city and our state
Leads the way in community building
The economic impact Airbnb claims to have on the city seems to be pretty amazing. Check out this graphic which shows how hosts in 3 neighborhoods generated around $70 million in economic activity.
If you’d like to sign up to support Airbnb in NYC you can do so here.
Have you tried out Airbnb? If so, where did you stay and how was the experience?
If you haven’t already signed up for Airbnb, consider signing up through my link. You’ll get a $25 credit towards your next qualifying reservation on Airbnb and I’ll receive a $25 credit after your stay is completed.
In other news- Check out a post by Brian from The Gate about Airbnb”Host” Scams.