Croyde is the most searched destination on Airbnb for a summer stay
New data has revealed that Croyde is the most searched destination on Airbnb in Devon so far for this summer.
There is also a huge opportunity for county residents to capitalize on the return of travel this year as a way to earn extra income by becoming an Official Host.
During the summer travel period of last year, the Devon hosts earned almost £ 16million, with each host earning an average of over £ 1,500.
With many people planning to stay in the UK this year, bookings for popular holiday destinations in the county have seen a huge increase after Boris Johnson announced that self-contained accommodation could open by April 12.
Air bnb has revealed that all searches by guests or potential guests in the UK almost tripled week over week (compared to February 16), following the announcement.
Places such as Gara Rock Hotel in East Portlemouth near Salcombe and Cofton Holidays near Dawlish Warren have already seen an avalanche of bookings since the announcement with a huge 182% increase in online transactions from Sunday February 21 to Monday February 22 .
Data from Air bnb also showed that many people are considering becoming hosts themselves, with visits to their landing page for new hosts up from December.
Patrick Robinson, Airbnb Director of Public Policy, said: “The Great British staycation is back on the horizon and hosts across the UK are ready to provide clean, private homes to families and loved ones for reconnect safely.
“The government’s announcement is good news for new and potential hosts looking to increase their income, as everyone looks forward to a better future.
People who are hosts with Air bnb keep 97% of the price they charge and can even set their own per night rates and cleaning fees.