Airbnb: City travel almost at pre-pandemic level | BBC News

Online accommodation booking platform Airbnb says travelers are starting to return to cities, after staying away since the start of the pandemic.

Globally, the number of nights booked in cities in the last three months of last year nearly matched 2019 levels, the lodging website said.

In the US, urban bookings have fully rebounded, it said.

The booking company reported a record $55m (£40.6m) profit for the fourth quarter.

Cities were important destinations for Airbnb’s business, but during the pandemic non-urban areas have proven more popular, as people focus on outdoor activities free of crowds.

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