Excerpt from Tech Crunch
For $181 per night, Airbnb guests can stay in a castle in Galway, Ireland.
Many have taken up the home-sharing business on this offer, with the company sharing today the castle supplies its most-booked private room. Along with that fun data point, Airbnb shared a slew of other stats indicating an upward trajectory for the 12-year-old company.
Most notably, Airbnb has just recorded its 500 millionth guest arrival across one of its 6 million homes, yurts, tree houses, boats and more.
Airbnb crossing the half-billion mark isn't surprising given recent aggressive expansion strategies. Valued at $31 billion, the San Francisco-headquartered business recently announced it would acquire HotelTonight in a deal reported to be worth roughly $465 million.
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