Apr 8, 2024 - News

Mapped: Eclipse bookings paint the totality path

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 today'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: Hotels, short-term rentals and even campsites have been booked out for weeks, if not months.

How it works: AirDNA collects daily booking data from more than 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're not among those traveling to the Hill Country today, there's always next weekend, when wildflowers will still be in bloom — and accommodations are likely to be much cheaper.

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