According to Business Insider Australia, nine years after its launch in the Australian market, Airbnb, has witnessed a phenomenal growth. It is now believed that there are more Airbnb listings and users in Sydney than there are in San Francisco.
Airbnb has released new data about the size and rate of adoption by hosts and guests using the site. Data indicates that Sydney is fifth on the list of top ten users and eighth among top ten listings, globally. Listings from all over the world are available on the site with the exception of North Korea, Syria and Iran. In all, listings in about 34,000 cities are available. This is the first time that Sydney has ranked so high on the list. In 2016, the city was listed among the top 10 city rankings, at ninth position.
Some facts about the operations of Airbnb in Sydney: