Women are over half of the peak among rental hosts in the Adirondacks
LAKE GEORGE, NY (NEWS10) – Renting accommodation has been a common way to make travel possible in the COVID-19 era, and the North Country and Adirondack Park have seen their share of traffic so as safe getaways have increased in popularity.
This week, Airbnb compiled the numbers and said female renters have seen the greatest surge in interest in their properties for those looking to get away from it all.
In a blog post on Monday, Catherine Powell, head of Airbnb, wrote that about 55% of the company’s global host list – more than 2 million people – are women.
In the Adirondacks, the ratio is even more important. The company said about 61% of all Adirondack hosts who started offering rentals during the coronavirus pandemic are female and raised $ 2.1 million in collective income in 2020.
Airbnb surveyed their hosts and found that 35% of the global swathe of new female tenants are using the new business to replace a full or part-time job lost due to the coronavirus, with 23% saying it’s their new one. main source of income.
Previous rental news in the area aligns with the new info. Last summer, Airbnb named the Adirondacks one of their top destinations for July 4th.
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