Malaysia tops Airbnb guest attainment expansion in Asia

PETALING JAYA (March 30): Malaysia has set a tip expansion rate of all Airbnb markets in Asia with a 137% y-o-y expansion in 2017 to strike 1.5 million arrivals into a country.

“The 137% inbound guest attainment growth, or 507,100 some-more guest arrivals, is a tip among all Asian markets. Hospitality is singular to a Malaysian culture, and we see an seductiveness in people wanting to open adult their homes to travellers, providing an authentic and internal experience,” an Airbnb orator told

Malaysia has around 31,900 listings as of end-2017 — 69% some-more than a prior year. The tip 5 countries where Airbnb travellers to Malaysia issue from are Singapore, China, a US, Indonesia and Australia.

Airbnb listings in Kuala Lumpur alone have reached 11,200 listings — a 65% jump. The many renouned areas in Kuala Lumpur are KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Kampung Baru, Brickfields and, interestingly, Taman Desa.

In February, a home-sharing height launched “Plus” and “Beyond”, that saw a height charity reward camp options for travellers in 13 cities, including Los Angeles, Toronto, Milan and Shanghai.

The orator pronounced Bali, Indonesia will be a initial Southeast Asian city to have Airbnb “Plus” with a launch within 2018.

“The Airbnb Roadmap aims to broach a enchanting end-to-end outing for each traveller. With this Roadmap, Airbnb ensures that a height offers a local, singular and authentic approach to transport as an choice to commoditised mass tourism. Looking brazen to a subsequent 10 years, we wish everybody to be means to knowledge this approach of travelling.

“Bali is a tellurian end for many travellers, generally in Southeast Asia. We launched Airbnb Experiences in Bali in Nov 2017, that offers delicately curated activities led by internal hosts who will share an insider perspective of their city with extraordinary travellers.

“[Ever given then] a recognition of Airbnb Experiences in Bali has surged, creation it one of a tip 15 markets worldwide and a second-most requisitioned Experiences in Asia, trailing behind Tokyo, that was launched a year ago,” pronounced a spokesperson.

According to Airbnb, in 2017, there were 25.6 million inbound guest arrivals in Asia Pacific while outbound guest arrivals were 25.9 million.

As of Mar 20, a home-sharing start-up had launched some-more than 40 Airbnb Experiences in Kuala Lumpur, fasten 60 other tellurian destinations that are going over home-sharing and charity internal tours and activities.

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