Airbnb's fastest growing market | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Since Airbnb launched in Cuba, the number of accommodation listings in the country has more than tripled. According to a source at Airbnb, it took some of the home-sharing company's biggest markets - including San Francisco and Berlin - three years for the community to grow to 1000 listings. In Cuba it took just two months. About 40% of Airbnb listings in Cuba are for Havana properties, with the rest spread out over 30 locations including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Trinidad and the beach haven of Varadero. The existing network of private home rentals make Airbnb a natural fit for Cuba. Locals have a reputation as warm and welcoming hosts and visitors to the Caribbean island nation often report the best Cuban food to be served straight out of home kitchens. Find out more.