Airbnb in Barcelona during MWC generated €200M in last 6 years

February 20, 2019
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This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

Airbnb guests who have visited Barcelona during the editions of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in the last six years have boosted the Barcelona economy by more than 200 million euros and have generated revenues of 40 million euros for local hosts.

The number of travelers who have booked accommodation through Airbnb during the week of the MWC has increased by 350% in six years, the tourism platform reported in a recent statement.

The hosts of Barcelona welcomed 190,000 guests, while the event registered almost 600,000 attendees in the same years.

Guests come from 120 countries and 4,000 cities around the world and, during the MWC, 10% of which are over 60 years old, while 51% are women.

In addition, almost 50% of the guests during the MWC week choose a room in a shared house.

ORIGIN

The United States is the country from which the largest number of travelers comes, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy, while the cities of origin with greater relevance are London, Paris, Buenos Aires, Seoul and Moscow.

According to the same tourist platform, the hosts have stressed that during the MWC, travelers have different needs than usual, such as having a desk to work with and a fast and reliable Internet connection, among others.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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