Local spending by Airbnb guests in Germany: impact on value added and employment

Press release:

DIW Econ study: Airbnb travellers spent more than 1 billion euros on local consumption in Germany in 2016

  • Airbnb travellers to and within Germany spent around 1 billion euro on local goods and services in addition to overnight stays
  • Positive impact on employment of more than 18,000 workers
  • Gastronomy and cultural industries benefited in particular

Tourism as an economic factor in Germany

The study commissioned by the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry (BTW) funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) uses internationally established economic statistical methods to present the economic significance of tourism in Germany within the framework of a Tourism Satellite Account.

In accordance with the official economic statistics of the Federal Statistical Office, the structure and level of tourism consumption and the associated effects on gross value added and employment are recorded. The study also deals with the effects of digitisation on the tourism industry.

Tourism as an economic factor in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will develop a new state tourism concept in 2016. The most crucial goal of the first phase of the development was to measure the economic importance of the tourism industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

DIW Econ was commissioned to calculate the economic importance of the tourism industry in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research in Tourism (dwif).