According to summer survey statistics, in only three summer months this year, one of the world's largest online hospitality platforms Airbnb realized 45 million tourist arrivals around the globe, including the busiest day on the 12th of August with 2.6 million people in accommodation facilities.
Due to the doubled number of reservations in comparison to 2016, as well as to an increase in the number of accommodation facilities that doubled last year to 80 million apartments, the company expects a strong growth this year.
Airbnb also recorded great results in Croatia in 2016; they started the season with slightly less than 103,000 accommodation facilities on their platform in comparison to only 36,000 in May 2015.
This year Airbnb's capacity in Croatia has increased by 59 percent compared to 2016, whilst the largest number of apartments are rented in Split, followed by Zadar, Pula, Korcula and Dubrovnik.
As far as the Croatian capital of Zagreb is concerned, the city has more than 3,300 active accommodation facilities, almost one-third more than last year. It is interesting to note than in a year, the number of overnight stays via Airbnb in Zagreb increased by 68 percent.
Croatia is expecting the latest data from Airbnb for this summer season, however, thanks to seasonality, this will surely prove the busiest period of the year. Airbnb's temporary statistics show that on the average guests are exceptionally satisfied with the offer in Croatia rating it with 4.9 out of 5 points. In addition, apartments rated with five points account for 13 percent, whilst 2,800 renters earned the ''superhost'' status.