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Airbnb sees 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain

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LONDON (Reuters) - Airbnb has seen an 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain in the last year, the home rental firm said on Monday, as travellers pour in to the country to take advantage of the weaker pound. The company said the growth in inbound visitors to the United Kingdom using its platform was 81 percent between July 2016 and July 2017, taking visitor numbers to 5.9 million and generating 3.46 billion pounds ($4.6 billion) for the economy.Airbnb said the country was its fifth largest home-sharing community in terms of numbers of listings."The UK continues to break records on Airbnb - ...

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First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 21:11 IST