Are you aware of how much you spend at restaurants and cafes? Airbnb is!
The results of a survey and an analysis of internal data found that Airbnb’s guests spent an estimated amount of RM 583 million (US$144 million) at restaurants and cafes in Malaysia last year. The data gathered was based on estimated spending habits at restaurants and cafes in 46 countries and regions according to internal Airbnb data.
If their spending habits stay the same, it is estimated that they will spend over RM878 million (US$212 million) at restaurants and cafes this year! Quite a lot ah.
When travelling, food is one of the best ways to experience the local culture - be it by learning a traditional recipe or by visiting restaurants and cafes. It’s the way to our hearts, after all.
“There is no better way to learn about the rich culture of Malaysia than by discovering the abundance of food and flavors that this nation has to offer. Through Airbnb, we can promote economic opportunity for hosts and the neighborhoods that welcome them, particularly local food establishments and support the Ministry of Tourism’s RM100 billion tourism receipt target,” said Mike Orgill, General Manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Airbnb.
The survey also found that 84% of Airbnb hosts recommend restaurants and cafes to guests, which opens up new opportunities for tourists to visit places that they might not have found online. Airbnb guests also said that they spend about 45% of their money in the neighbourhoodsour neighbourhoods when they visit our country, which helps with the local economy growth. 35% of guests also said that without Airbnb, it is likely that they would have spent much lesserless time in the neighbourhoods herehere, had they not chosen to stay in an Airbnb.
So how much do you spend on a meal?
By: Celestine Foo