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Airbnb announced today that its Maryland host community earned a combined $33.6 million in supplemental income while welcoming approximately 188,000 guest arrivals to the state this summer, from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

“Throughout the summer of 2019, we have continued to see the significant, positive impact of our short-term rental community across Maryland. With more guest arrivals this summer than ever before, hosts and small businesses have been able to enjoy the opportunities created by an expanded tourism economy,” said Kelley Gossett, Head of Mid-Atlantic Public Policy for Airbnb. “As we mark yet another historic summer and look ahead, we hope to keep working with State government, as well as towns and cities statewide, to ensure short-term rentals can continue to play a strong role in the entire Maryland economy.”

The top five city destinations for Airbnb guests to Maryland this summer were, in order: Baltimore, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Oakland and Hyattsville.

The top five origin cities for Airbnb guests to Maryland were, in order: Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This demonstrates the popularity of Airbnb among Maryland residents looking to explore other parts of their own state. As of July 2019, approximately 1.1 million Maryland residents used Airbnb to travel over the past year.

In addition to helping hosts earn important supplemental income, Airbnb also helps generate revenue for local economies around the world. According to an Airbnb survey of more than 35,000 responses from our host and guest community in the United States**:

  • 92 percent of Airbnb hosts say they recommend restaurants and cafes to guests.

  • 56 percent of Airbnb hosts say they recommend cultural activities such as museums, festivals, and historical sites to guests.

  • 55 percent of Airbnb hosts say hosting has helped them afford their homes.

  • On average, Airbnb guests say 41 percent of their spending occurs in the neighborhood where they stay.

Unlike other business models that siphon the money they generate out of communities, Airbnb activity directly benefits the communities our hosts call home. Since Airbnb was founded, hosts keep 97 percent and have earned over $65 billion sharing their homes that many use to pay the bills and pursue their passions.

What follows is an overview of summer 2019 guest arrivals and total host income, broken down by county.

County

Total Summer 2019 Guest Arrivals

Total Summer 2019 Host Income

Allegany

5,700

$827,000

Anne Arundel

23,600

$4.5 million

Baltimore

3,800

$620,000

Baltimore (city)

42,900

$6.8 million

Calvert

3,600

$594,000

Caroline

410

$47,000

Carroll

1,200

$122,000

Cecil

1,800

$316,000

Charles

1,400

$198,000

Frederick

5,600

$722,000

Garrett

10,500

$1.8 million

Howard

3,000

$467,000

Kent

2,600

$424,000

Montgomery

19,100

$5.6 million

Prince George’s

32,100

$5.1 million

Queen Anne’s

2,800

$549,000

Saint Mary’s

2,500

$408,000

Somerset

1,200

$156,000

Talbot

3,400

$889,000

Washington

2,700

$289,000

Wicomico

2,500

$331,000

Worcester

11,100

$2 million