The phenomenon that is Air BnB has come a long way since a few friends decided to rent their spare air bed to businessmen attending a conference. 2012 saw them hit 1 booking every 2 seconds. I will say that again. 1 booking every 2 seconds. In context, by the time you have read this far about 8 rooms have been booked.
Key Stats –
200,000 listings worldwide
Right now 38, 000 people are staying on Air BnB
Russia (3000%) and Brazil (1180%) are the biggest growth markets
See the whole article here – https://www.airbnb.com/10-million