Whistler appeared atop the list of five Canadian communities where Airbnb hosts stand to benefit most from welcoming long-term guests to stay in their rental units, the company said in a news release about the top North American destinations for "digital nomads" and remote workers. Airbnb defines "long-term rentals" as any stay that lasts 28 days or longer...Whistler was followed on that list by Vancouver, Quebec ski resort Mont-Tremblant, Toronto, and (slightly more surprisingly) Kitchener, Ont. The ranking was based on median host earnings income reported in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, according to Airbnb.
"The trend of living and working from anywhere is an opportunity not only for digital nomads but also for current and prospective Hosts who have the space to share with them," the company explained in the release.
“According to vacation rental data analysis site AirDNA MarketMinder, the average daily rate for private vacation rental bookings in Whistler is CAD$343. It estimates the median monthly revenue earned by Whistler hosts over the past 12 months as $4,400. The site claims 34 percent of Whistler vacation rentals are solely listed on Airbnb, while 15 percent are only listed on VRBO, and 51 percent are listed on both. ”