Airbnb brought 141,800 guests to Hudson County, earned hosts $26.2M this summer

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Airbnb brought roughly 141,800 guests to Hudson County between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, earning hosts approximately $26.2 million, the short-term rental company announced.

Photo via Airbnb.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“ … With more guest arrivals this summer than ever before, hosts and small businesses have been able to enjoy the opportunities created by an expanded tourism economy, while the State has benefitted from additional tax revenue as a result of this growth,” Airbnb Head of Northeast Public Policy Josh Meltzer.

“As we mark yet another historic summer and look ahead, we hope to keep working with State government, as well as towns and cities statewide, to ensure short-term rentals can continue to play a strong role in the entire New Jersey economy.”

Additionally, Hudson County remains the top county destination for Airbnb, with a number of big tourism draws, from the Fourth of July to major sporting events, drawing approximately 141,800 guest arrivals throughout the summer.

Specifically, in Jersey City, where voters will decide on whether or not to implement short-term rental restrictions on November 5th, there were 93,700 guest arrivals this summer, with hosts making more than $16.7 million.

Airbnb hosts and advocates submitted about 20,000 signatures to the Jersey City Clerk’s Office in July, and then last month, the city council opted against repealing the short-term regulations that have okayed back at their June 25th meeting.

Mayor Steven Fulop, Council President Rolando Lavarro, Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey and Ward E Councilman James Solomon have all been vocal in their support of the new changes the city has introduced and approved.

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