Airbnb study says non-tourist areas gain from listings

It releases data showing top-performing neighbourhoods in S'pore

An Airbnb apartment in Tiong Bahru in 2015. The Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru area was among Airbnb's most popular neighbourhoods with 17,000 guests last year, up 55 per cent from 2016, the study said.
An Airbnb apartment in Tiong Bahru in 2015. The Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru area was among Airbnb's most popular neighbourhoods with 17,000 guests last year, up 55 per cent from 2016, the study said.ST FILE PHOTO

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has released a study claiming to show how its economic contributions helped areas outside Singapore's tourist district.

The move comes ahead of the outcome of a public consultation on regulating the home-sharing industry that closed on May 31.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2018, with the headline 'Airbnb study says non-tourist areas gain from listings'. Subscribe