Hotel room rates remain stagnant whilst Airbnb continues to grow in Thailand.
As the head-scratching continues as to why travellers are not drinking expensive beers in girlie bars and avoiding ‘traditional’ tourist haunts, Airbnb has a record year in Thailand, signalling more problems for the hotel business as tourists seek alternative holiday experiences.
As the number of guests continues to trend upwards with more than 1.65 million inbound Airbnb guests to Thailand the past year, the accommodation-share platform sees more locals wanting to be a part of the sharing economy.
TravelWireAsia.com is reporting that locals are starting to see the benefit that hosting brings thanks to international tourists who are now conscious of travelling in a more healthy and sustainable way.
Source: The Thaiger