Tourism wins when Gators, Dawgs fans head to Jacksonville for Florida-Georgia game

Many St Johns County short-term rental operators are delighted that customers can’t wait to return to the stands and sit down again as iconic competitions, like the Florida-Georgia game, and others major events such as major music festivals are making a comeback.

As University of Georgia and University of Florida soccer players face off again this weekend, and fans prepare to descend on our area to cheer on their teams, Historic City readers News hosting short-term accommodations will earn a handsome salary, according to Lisa Cohen, spokesperson for Airbnb.

“When the Gators took on the Dawgs in Jacksonville in 2019, local Airbnb hosts won nearly $ 250,000, which suggests this big event will mean a big opportunity for those with space to share,” Cohen reported. “The return of major events is expected to bring significant economic benefits to Jacksonville hosts and the community at large, including the small businesses that hosts recommend to their guests.”

The main source cities for guest arrivals this weekend are Atlanta, Georgia; Athens, Georgia; Orlando Florida; Gainesville, Florida; and Tampa, Florida. In fact, the top two source states for guest arrivals are Georgia and Florida. Before cancellations or changes, nearly 37% of guest arrivals to Jacksonville this weekend are from Georgia and over 32% from Florida.

Searches for stays in Jacksonville during the upcoming game weekend increased by more than 20% from June to July. According to Cohen, new hosts on Airbnb have earned $ 6 billion in revenue since the start of the pandemic, and the typical Airbnb host earns $ 9,600.


Cohen reported that for Historic City News readers interested in earning extra income by hosting their home at big events in Jacksonville, Airbnb has made it easier than ever to get started. a whole new suite of hosting tools.

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