Nashville tops list of fastest-growing summer travel

Eric Snyder
Managing Editor-
Nashville Business Journal

This summer is shaping up to be an exciting one for Nashville tourism.
Airbnb — a San Francisco-based company tech company that helps people rent out their homes, pool houses and extra bedrooms to travelers — has released a list of the top 10 U.S. destinations with the highest percentage increase in summer bookings compared to 2013.
Music City topped the list, with a jump of 365 percent over a year ago.
According to Airbnb, top-trending locations were determined by comparing bookings from Labor Day 2013 through April 2014 for travel from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014 against bookings at the same destinations during the same period a year ago.
The following is Airbnb’s complete Top 10:
Nashville, 365 percent
New Orleans, 340 percent
Palm Springs, 334 percent
Portland, Maine; 328 percent
Santa Barbara, 320 percent
Oregon Coast, 316 percent
The Adirondacks, 316 percent
Denver, 306 percent
Coastal Orange County, 306 percent
Boulder, 291 percent

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