By sharing their homes with guests, Airbnb hosts participate in an ongoing cultural exchange with people from around the world. Each of these exchanges helps promote a community of tolerance, empathy and trust. Not only does this expand horizons, but many hosts find that it deepens their connection to their neighbors and neighborhoods in the process.
“I absolutely love meeting people from all over the world and since I have started to host it has motivated me to travel again. Airbnb brings people to our village who otherwise would not come so it enhances life for everyone in rural towns and villages.” Cork Airbnb Host
The data above reflects travel to and within Ireland from October 2014 to September 2015