Airbnb, a growing short-term rental website, said Monday that hosts in Maryland whose properties are booked through the platform earned about $25.3 million in income in 2016.
The firm, which earns money through a booking fee charged as a percentage of each transaction, released the information as state lawmakers debate how to regulate and tax short-term rentals.
Baltimore was the biggest market, with hosts earning $7 million off more than 46,000 guest arrivals, according to the site. Annapolis, where hosts made $2.4 million off about 15,000 guest arrivals, was the second most popular locale.
Airbnb said "typical" hosts earn about $5,300 annually.
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