Airbnb hosts in Montreal have been welcoming guests into their homes since early 2009. Over the past five years, Montreal has grown into Airbnb’s largest destination in Canada, due in large part to the hospitality of local Montreal residents, and the rich Quebecois culture.
In 2014, Airbnb undertook analysis to understand the environmental impacts of it’s community in Montreal. The findings presented here are based on all travel to Montreal during the year-period from April 2013 to March 2014.
For an overview of Airbnb’s community in Montreal, see Airbnb’s positive impact in Montreal.
By helping residents share their homes, Airbnb promotes the efficient use of existing resources as well as a more environmentally sustainable way of traveling. This type of travel results in a significant reduction in energy, water use and waste generation, and also encourages sustainability awareness among both residents and visitors.
The environmental impacts of home sharing in Montreal are based on: Environmental Impacts of Home Sharing: Phase I Report, April 2014. The report was prepared by environmental consulting firm, Cleantech Group. https://blog.atairbnb.com/environmental-impacts-of-home-sharing/