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Malaysia is Airbnb’s Fastest Growing Country In South-East Asia For The 2nd Consecutive Year – Generating RM 3 Billion in the Year 2018

There are now over 53,000 listings in Malaysia on Airbnb and it remains the fastest growing country in Southeast Asia for the second year running. It saw more than 3.25 million guests in Malaysia over the past 12 months ended July 1, which translated to a 73% increase from the previous period

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, today announced a 99 percent year-on-year growth in guest arrivals in Malaysia, having welcomed more than two million guests in the past year. This makes Malaysia the fastest growing market for Airbnb in Southeast Asia.

Airbnb’s host and guest community have generated approximately RM3bil in estimated direct economic impact in Malaysia last year.

Based on new survey findings and analysis of internal data, Airbnb welcomed more than 3.25 million guests in Malaysia over the past 12 months (July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019), which translates to a 73% year-on-year jump.

To date, there are more than 53,000 listings in Malaysia on Airbnb and Malaysia continues to be the fastest growing country for Airbnb in Southeast Asia for the second year running.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The Airbnb app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Speaking at a briefing today, Airbnb Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan general manager Mike Orgill said much of Airbnb’s growth in Malaysia is powered by travellers increasingly seeking more local, unique and authentic experiences.

In 2018, the number of Airbnb guest arrivals visiting off the beaten path destinations in Malaysia grew by 98% year-on-year.

Some of the areas with the fastest growth include Sibu (290%), Semporna (290%), Alor Setar (214%) and Tanjung Tokong (177%).

“The Airbnb community of hosts and guests make a large and increasingly important contribution to Malaysia’s economy.

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