Airbnb Data Stories
The Great American Eclipse
On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse passed over the United States for the first time in 40 years, cutting all the way from Oregon to South Carolina. Along that path, Airbnb bookings spiked dramatically, with some guests reserving their homes as far back as 2015. We wrote a story about solar eclipse enthusiasts staying in Airbnbs along the eclipse path and created an interactive map and illustrations to bring it to life.
Hover over the interactive map below to explore more about the eclipse.
Newport, OR will be the first to see the eclipse on land, with totality beginning at 10:15 AM.
A minor league baseball team in Salem, OR will experience the first-ever "eclipse delay."
Idaho Falls, ID is hosting a four-day country music festival featuring 25 bands.
Earliest bookings for eclipse night on the path of the eclipse were in 2015.
Casper, WY saw the biggest spike in Airbnb listings, with 3393% growth since 2016.
Hopkinsville, KY will see one of the longest totality periods (2:40), and is expecting 20,000 visitors.
Airbnb guests are traveling from 26 countries outside of the US.
The eclipse will be last visible in McClellanville, SC before passing into the Atlantic Ocean at approximately 2:49 PM local time.
Illustrator Mark Conlan
2018 Travel Trend Forecast
If you guessed that Gangneung, South Korea would be the top trending destination for 2018, you're a clairvoyant genius and could probably make a fortune in the stock market. For the non-geniuses, we created an infographic projecting Airbnb's most popular destinations, listings, and Experiences based on booking data.
Most Wishlisted Homes in Each Country
Following a herculean effort to catalogue and organize the most wishlisted Airbnb homes in every country, we created an interactive map to showcase every single listing — many in places we'd never even heard of.