Airbnb is an American start up launched seven years ago and according to some assessments valued at more than $25 billion. Entering the global tourist market Airbnb seriously disturbed already shaken systems of giant hotel chains trying to get its piece of the pie. The Airbnb service is distinguished by its simplicity for users, low provisions for renters and is open for all rental categories (houses, apartments, rooms, castles, tree houses, boats, sofas...).
Airbnb is growing very fast and is already a real hit in Croatia. In the first six months of 2015 more than 400,000 foreign tourists booked their accommodation in Croatia using Airbnb service.
The statistical figures are even more impressive in comparison with the largest cities in world. There are 55,000 placed advertisements in Croatia. Split is the biggest hit among our cities with 14,000 placed ads on the Airbnb website followed by Zadar with 7,000 ads and then Pula and Dubrovnik with little more than 5,000 placed ads.
At the same time San Francisco offers 9,700 ads, Athens 6,300 ads, Stockholm 6,000 ads and Venice 4,600 placed ads. The largest number of guests using this website service to book their holidays in Croatia are from Great Britain, Germany, France, USA and Italy.