Accommodation booking platform Airbnb has just recorded its busiest ever night with more than 2.5 million people staying in listed properties on Saturday, August 5.

“On any given night, 2 million people are staying in other people’s homes around the world on Airbnb,” the company added.  

It also revealed listing numbers now exceed 4 million across 191 countries and that since the company was founded in 2008 there have been more than 200 million guest arrivals at Airbnb properties.

“Of the 4 million listings, over 1.9 million are instantly bookable – no hotel chain has more rooms than Airbnb has instantly bookable listings,” it said.

The top five countries for Airbnb listings are the United State (660,000), France (485,000), Italy (340,000), Spain (245,000) and the United Kingdom (175,000).

People aged 60+ are the fastest-growing listing demographic and now number more than 200,000, or 5% of total listings.

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