A Focus on Hosts with Multiple Units
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) conducted the most comprehensive Canada-wide study analyzing the impact and effects of the short-term rental industry in 2017. The results showed that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17% of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the owner is present during the guest’s stay. The other approximately 80% comes from hosts renting entire home units where the owner is not present.