41,000 expected to book Airbnb rentals between Pride weekend and Comic-Con

Crowds in the Gaslam Quarter during Comi-Con
Crowds gathered in the Gaslamp Quarter as Comic-Con fans head to the San Diego Convention Center. File photo by Chris Stone

Airbnb said Monday that he expects his short-term rental hosts to host 41,000 guests in San Diego between Pride Weekend and Comic-Con and earn $9 million.

The company said its estimates were based on booking data for the July 11-22 period. These visitors will come from 77 countries and all 50 states.

Airbnb said that during a time when many hotels are full, home sharing can help the city accommodate additional visitors. He estimated that three-quarters of bookings were made outside the main hotel areas.

“Guests have long flocked to San Diego, and we’re excited that the Airbnb community can provide visitors with an affordable way to enjoy their stay in America’s best city while earning meaningful additional income using their property,” said Laura Spanjian, Senior Director of Policy at Airbnb. .

“Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where everyone can belong anywhere and whether it’s affordable access to the coast or big events like Comic Con and Pride, Airbnb has something a must-have for anyone visiting San Diego,” she added.

As short-term rentals have become more popular, they have drawn criticism in some neighborhoods and from some politicians, although attempts at major regulation in San Diego have failed.

Last week, Encinitas Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath introduced a bill that would have strongly prohibited landlords from renting their homes in coastal areas.

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