A Phocuswright study of Airbnb renters has found a significant difference in the number of users opting for short and long stays, offering an opportunity to step in.

It highlighted that repeat Airbnb renters are more likely to opt for a longer stay, while first-timers generally test the water with a 1-2 or 3-4 night stay, suggesting that once a renter is comfortable with the whole process, there is a high chance they will want to stay longer in the future.

Good news for Airbnb and its hosts, as more days equal more rent, but it could also show how hotels can concentrate on the shorter-term stays to appeal more to the traveller as a novelty.

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