Brewster County topped out at number two of 177 rural-designated Texas counties in Airbnb earnings for the period Aug. 1, 2017 to Aug. 1, 2018, according to an Airbnb report. “Over the past year, Brewster County hosts earned about $2.1 million in supplemental income through Airbnb,” noted Ben Breit, Airbnb public affairs specialist. Alpine took second place, with $600,000 in revenues, 6,500 guests and 50 active hosts, up from 20 hosts in 2017.
Airbnb allows a host to list a room or house in an online database for guests to rent. Included in the online rental costs are room price, user fee, and state-level hotel occupancy taxes. The platform is expanding and evolving to meet new needs, whether by offering unique housing experiences or accommodating larger groups.
“The pie is getting bigger for everyone,”