Updated Apr 7, 2024 - Business

Airbnb eclipse bookings illustrate the path of totality

Share of Airbnb and Vrbo listings booked ahead of the April&nbsp8 eclipse
Data: AirDNA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Airbnbs and similar offerings are booked solid in and around the path of totality for Monday's total solar eclipse, per estimates from short-term rental analytics platform AirDNA.

  • In fact, mapping out fully-booked cities paints an almost perfect picture of the path the eclipse will take as it crosses America from Texas to Maine.

The big picture: Millions of travelers are expected to descend on cities and towns in the path of totality.

  • Hotels, short-term rentals and even campsites have been booked for weeks, if not months.

How it works: AirDNA collects daily booking data from over 10 million short-term rental properties worldwide.

  • It looks at properties listed on both Airbnb and Vrbo, but de-duplicates listings posted on both sites "to give a true size of the industry," the company says.

The bottom line: If you haven't already made your eclipse plans — well, good luck.

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