Utah Airbnb hosts earned almost $130 million in 2019

(Eric Risberg | AP file photo) Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco on Feb. 22, 2018.

Airbnb hosts in Utah earned $129.8 million in 2019, according to the company, and almost a quarter of that went to hosts in five of the state’s 29 counties.

The online marketplace that connects renters to people who are offering all or part of their homes released figures for its top five counties (by guest arrivals) in the state for the year:

  • Salt Lake County • 29,000 arrivals; $7.3 million.

  • Summit County • 25,600 arrivals; $16.1 million.

  • Washington County • 22,800 arrivals; $2.6 million.

  • Utah County • 10,200 arrivals; $1.9 million.

  • Grand County • 11,100 arrivals; $1.7 million.

Airbnb did not release figures for the number of nights guests stayed at rentals.

“Airbnb hosts throughout Utah are embracing home sharing as a way to directly benefit from the state’s tourism industry,” said Laura Spanjian, Airbnb’s senior policy manager. “By welcoming visitors into their homes each year, our host community meets the demand for accommodations during some of the busiest tourism weekends.”

The company also broke down the “five biggest weekends” for Airbnb hosts across the state of Utah, which totaled nearly 114,000 guest arrivals and $23.6 million in rental fees on those dates:

  • Dec. 27-29 • 26,600 arrivals; $9.1 million.

  • July 5-7 • 22,500 arrivals; $3.8 million.

  • July 19-21 • 22,400 arrivals; $4.1 million.

  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1 • 21,200 arrivals; $3.2 million.

  • July 26-28 • 21,100 arrivals; $3.4 million.

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