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Home-sharing app reports best year yet in Tri-Cities

Brandon Paykamian, Johnson City Press • Dec 29, 2017 at 9:24 AM

New numbers released Thursday by room-sharing app Airbnb show just how hospitable people in the Tri-Cities are.

The community, including most of the communities in Northeast Tennessee, earned a combined $1.2 million in supplemental income after welcoming 12,000 Airbnb guests to the region in 2017.

Johnson City earned the most revenue from the market, climbing to the 10th most popular home sharing area in the state after attracting 4,530 guests to homes in the city and generating $514,000 for hosts. This marked a 109 percent year-over-year growth in the Johnson City home sharing market, according to Airbnb.

Mountain City, Erwin and Roan Mountain also achieved more than 100 percent growth in this market in 2017.

For more on this story, visit the Johnson City Press.

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