$109 mm for Chicago Host Community in 2018

This data, from Airbnb, includes Cook County and some of the larger suburbs, such as Evanston and Oak Park. Airbnb released these numbers as well as positioned themselves as “complements” to the local hotel industry. “Airbnb is opening up Chicago and its suburbs to a new slice of prospective tourists by catering to travelers less able to afford hotels, families who prefer to be together under one roof and those who desire to stay in neighborhoods or cities that lack hotels.”

Airbnb is expanding and everyone needs to have their eyes on the North and the West of Chicago. Have you been out to Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie or Wilmette recently? Things are changing quickly and are looking beautiful. There is potential for Airbnb to work in and for these neighborhoods, as well as work for you. You ready?