Sturgis Rally offers Airbnb hosts increased demand, revenue

Finding accommodation near the Black Hills at this time of year is easier said than done.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which runs until August 14, attracts around 500,000 people to the region, and many travelers rent accommodations on sites like Airbnb and Vrbo.

This turns into a great money-making opportunity for hosts and their listings.

Karen Smith has an Airbnb in Whitewood, South Dakota, just eight miles northwest of Sturgis. She and her husband decided to give Airbnb a try just over three years ago.

“We honestly did it for the money,” Smith said. “And listing on Airbnb makes it a little easier to put some in your pocket.

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