Airbnb Says Biggest Twin Cities Spike Is During Pride


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Airbnb released data that shows the largest local spike in home-sharing transactions happens during Twin Cities Pride.

The Pride festival is one of the nation’s largest celebrations of LGBT visibility. Airbnb reported that the festival and its Sunday parade drew over 400,000 people to the cities.

The usage increase among the 800 Airbnb hosts in Minneapolis-St. Paul during Pride represented a 225 percent increase from an average day.

Overall, nearly 40,000 guests have stayed in the Twin Cities using Airbnb during the last year.

Here is a chart showing the biggest spikes in other Midwest locations:

City Inbound Guests in the Past Year Day with Largest Inbound Visitor Spike Increase in Visitors Over Average Day Coinciding Event
Louisville 32,400 May 7 968% Kentucky Derby
Indianapolis 20,400 May 29 830% Indy 500
Omaha 11,100 June 26 732% College World Series
Detroit 20,000 May 28 343% Movement Electronic Music Festival
Columbus 18,700 May 22 335% Rock on the Range
Madison 14,100 May 14 335% University of Wisconsin Commencement Ceremony
Milwaukee 13,500 June 25 298% Summerfest
Cincinnati 17,300 June 25 286% Cincinnati Pride

Pete Rose Reds Hall of Fame Weekend

Kansas City 25,100 May 14 267% Rockfest

University of Missouri-KC Commencement Ceremony

Cleveland 15,200 June 11 263% NBA Finals (Cavaliers)
St. Louis 27,900 May 22 253% NHL Conference Finals (Blues)
Chicago 315,400 June 13 238% NeoCon World Trade Fair
Minneapolis/St. Paul 39,800 June 24 225% Twin Cities Pride

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