Wisconsin Hosts Earn $41,000,000 (total)

Austin Bob

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MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Airbnb hosts earned $41 million in supplemental income with about 344,000 guest stays across the state in 2018, according to a release.

There are now more than 5,400 Wisconsin hosts who share their homes via Airbnb, and they typically earn about $5,200 annually in extra income, officials said.

Airbnb officials said the Airbnb community is complementing, not competing with the Wisconsin hotel industry, which has also reported steady growth in occupancy rates, revenue and demand.

The state is also generating new revenue through a 2017 tax agreement that allows Airbnb to collect the Wisconsin sales tax on behalf of its hosts, according to the release. Earlier this year, Airbnb announced that it paid $2.5 million in tax revenue to the state in the first year of the tax agreement. Airbnb also collects room taxes in Madison, Green Bay and Racine.

Top 25 counties:

Milwaukee: $7.1 million, 71,000 guests
Dane: $5.5 million, 44,000 guests
Door: $3.2 million, 21,000 guests
Walworth: $2.4 million, 16,000 guests
Columbia: $2 million, 18,000 guests

Brown: $1.8 million, 14,000 guests
Winnebago: $1.4 million, 7,400 guests
Sheboygan: $990,000, 6,300 guests
Bayfield: $867,000, 7,000 guests
Douglas: $843,000, 8,000 guests
Oneida: $629,000, 4,200 guests

Sawyer: $626,000, 4,600 guests
Kenosha: $584,000, 4,800 guests
Outagamie: $572,000, 5,000 guests
Waukesha: $560,000, 3,200 guests
Vilas: $555,000, 3,500 guests
Racine: $546,000, 4,700 guests

Sauk: $475,000, 4,600 guests
Juneau: $463,000, 4,500 guests
La Crosse: $431,000, 5,200 guests
Marinette: $420,000, 3,100 guests
Barron: $389,000, 3,200 guests
Vernon: $372,000, 4,200 guests

Ozaukee: $358,000, 2,900 guests
Rock: $357,000, 2,800 guests
 

bhelling

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I don't see how the Airbnb host community is complementing, and not competing with, the hotel community. When a new disruptive service books $41,000,000 in revenue that would have otherwise gone to the hotel industry, it's a little hard for me to understand how that's not direct competition.

I'm not against Airbnb in any way, but I can't understand this claim