R.I. Airbnb hosts rake in $10.8M over summer season

JOE GEBBIA, co-founder of Airbnb and a RISD graduate, said his time at the Providence-based design school helped him grow the accommodation sharing company./COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ CONSTANCE BROWN
JOE GEBBIA, co-founder of Airbnb and a RISD graduate, said his time at the Providence-based design school helped him grow the accommodation sharing company./COURTESY GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE/ CONSTANCE BROWN
PROVIDENCE - Local Airbnb Inc. hosts booked stays for 52,900 incoming individuals netting $10.8 million between Memorial Day and Labor Day according to a report released last week by the accommodation sharing platform. A representative for Airbnb told PBN that the company logged a 68 percent increase in guest arrivals for the summer season year over year.…
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