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|
|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|