FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Nearly 4,000 hosts across Indiana have rented out a home, apartment or space through the online short-term rental site Airbnb.
The company's Indiana bookings increased by 108 percent in one year. The company said Indianapolis alone drew 73,000 visitors in 2017. The state as a whole saw 175,000 guest arrivals.
The company says that amounts to a combined total of about $21 million made by Indiana hosts in 2017. That's about $4,700 in annual income for the typical host.
Indianapolis, South Bend, Bloomington, Michigan City and Fort Wayne have seen the greatest number of Airbnb stays.
A bill prohibiting cities and towns from putting restrictions on services like Airbnb narrowly failed during the 2017 state legislative session.
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