These 5 Stats Show That Airbnb Is Becoming Big in Cuba

More popular than Rio or Buenos Aires

Earlier today, Airbnb sent out the following tweet:

So, we asked the home-lodging website for data that would show more precisely how things are going with Cuba, which is gearing up for a potential influx of American tourists in the wake of President Obama's easing of 50-year-old sanctions. 

Here are five intriguing stats the company gave us: 

  1. It took three years for San Francisco and Berlin to grow to 1,000 listings on the site, but it only took Cuba two months.
  2. Since Airbnb became available in Cuba on April 2, nearly 500 new hosts have joined and created listings.
  3. Thirty different cities and towns are represented in the listings.
  4. Approximately 40 percent of them are for Havana locations.
  5. Since the launch, Airbnb searches for Cuba increased by 27 times.

Lastly, per the San Francisco-based tech player, more Americans have been searching for Cuba than Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires or Mexico City.