June 7, 2016
…Iain Marjoribanks just finished a study on Airbnb for the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association to find out how many people are just renting out an extra bed here and there, and how many are de facto commercial operators. “What I found in my research was about 77 per cent of Airbnb’s revenues come from hosts that don’t appear to live in the units they list on Airbnb — what I call commercial hosts as opposed to casual hosts, which is how Airbnb tends to portray itself,” Marjoribanks told All Points West host Robyn Burns….
Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-airbnb-research-1.3621539