The total number of Airbnb properties in three major tourist areas in Hawaii has increased by over 100% in the last week! From March 29 to April 4, 2021, Maui had a total Airbnb room/unit count of 2,763. Honolulu had 1,563, and Kauai had 1,247. Then, our deep learning algorithm picked up a substantial surge in listings in these three areas. Maui jumped to a total of 6,121, Honolulu jumped to 3,547 and Kauai increased to 2,446. In percentages, Maui increased by 122%, Honolulu by 127%, and Kauai by 96%.
According to Travel Noire, “Visitors who are looking for an Airbnb in Hawaii may have some problems in the near future. Oahu, Hawaii’s most visited island, has just passed a law that will require a minimum stay of 90 days (about 3 months) in short-term rental contracts. These are terms of accommodation negotiated on platforms such as Airbnb, among others.”
Airbnb started a large-scale marketing campaign at the start of 2021 to expand its host network in time for Summer. This started with the disbanding of the Airbnb Associates Program and has slowly increased in success.
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