In Ibiza, hosts' earnings were higher than in Palma.

18-04-2018

According to a report issued by Airbnb, hosts (i.e. owners of properties) in Palma attracted over 220,000 "guests" in 2017. These guests came from 147 countries. On average, a host earned 6,898 euros for a total of 61 nights during the year.

In Ibiza there were more than 100,000 guests from 124 countries. The average earning was 10,544 euros for 49 nights. At national level, hosts earned an average of 3,572 euros for 38 nights. There were 8.1 million guests.

Coinciding with this report, Airbnb has announced that the launch of an office of sustainable tourism. This is intended to promote local, genuine sustainable tourism in countries and cities across the world. The global director for public policies and communications, Chris Lehane, says that Airbnb is expanding its efforts in economically empowering communities. It is also taking tourism to less-known places and is supporting travel that is respectful of the environment.

With all this in mind, the company has created a tourism advisory council. It will consist of tourism experts from different parts of the world and will assist in moulding the company's vision and activities in the long term. This will be to ensure that Airbnb "continues being a solution for tourist saturation caused by massive travel". One member of this council is the former secretary general of the UN's World Tourism Organisation, Taleb Rifai.

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RBMM / Hace 9 months

To Paul Gore. First, there is a difference between Airbnb Hosts and Airbnb the company. My comment was about the company. The big problem with digital platforms such as Airbnb and other multinationals is that they don't pay a fair share of taxes. See for example http://fortune.com/2017/08/10/france-airbnb-tax-crackdown/ . Why should hotels pay 33% if companies such as Airbnb pay less than 1% of their profits in the country where they operate and around 12,5% in Ireland? It is unfair competition and it is in addition not fair to the people in those countries. It took a lot of money to make Mallorca such a nice place as it is today, and it will take even more money to develop and maintain it in good shape. Who is going to pay that money (transportation, health service, etc etc)? If some companies don't pay their fair share somebody else has to pay it. What Airbnb does isn't against the law, but talking about sustainable tourism when being such a bad citizen sounds bad to say the least.

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paul gore / Hace 9 months

we pay tax on our lets,and our guests who spend money in cafes,restaurants,supermarkets,sun beds are generating an income which is also taxed,so what is the problem! I have sat on my hands for months but my family's enterprise has benefitted Mallorca much more than us for the last 40 years and now we feel that Mallorca deserves what it gets,the mystery over flat letting suggests that we are no longer welcome nor are our friends and relatives. Mallorca is expensive and if it is to become unwelcoming ,then the tourists will choose .....

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RBMM / Hace 9 months

Sustainable tourism without money? Airbnb doesn't pay its fair share of taxes neither in Spain nor in France, Germany or other countries. The EU commission as well as the OECD is after them.

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