Lisbon: number of Airbnbs rises from 3 to 49,000 in 9 years (Expresso, 27 July 2019)

  • Airbnb in Lisbon: Number of accommodations increases from 3 to 49 thousand in nine years

  • Original headline in Portuguese: Airbnb em Lisboa.Número de alojamentos passa de 3 para 49 mil em nove anos

  • Published in Expresso on 27 July 2019 (behind the paywall)

  • Summary (via Google Translate):

    • The number of properties listed on the Airbnb booking platform rose from just three in 2009 to 48,785 on 10/23/2018, when the new local accommodation law came into force.

    • In just ten months of 2018, the number of properties listed on this digital platform grew more than in the first six years of Airbnb's presence on AML.

    • The top 25 homeowners on the Airbnb platform made almost € 25 million in one year

  • Keywords: Portugal, Lisbon, Airbnb, short-term rentals, affordability, tourism, tourist accommodation

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