+ Booking volumes continued to accelerate. 3Q23 revenue grew 18% YoY to US$3.4bn, in line with the top end of US$3.4bn company guidance. Revenue was driven by 14% YoY growth in booking volumes to 113mn, 3% YoY improvement in the average daily rates to US$161, and a 4% FX tailwind. Cross-border booking volumes grew 17% YoY (strength in APAC regions), while urban nights booked increased by 15% YoY. Meanwhile, stays of 28 days or more accounted for 18% of total gross nights booked led by the flexibility granted by remote work environment.
+ Strong listings growth. Airbnb added about 1mn active listings this year. In 3Q23, active listings on the Airbnb platform grew by 19% YoY to more than 7mn. Active listings increased across all market types (urban and non-urban) and regions, with highest growth in APAC and Latin America regions. We believe strong supply growth was led by continued product enhancements (Airbnb Rooms, Monthly Stays, and pricing tools) and marketing to attract new hosts.
– Cautious 4Q23e outlook. Airbnb guided 4Q23e revenue to be in the range of US$2.13bn-2.17bn (12%-14% YoY growth), representing a decline in topline growth. Management expects travel demand to slow down due to increased volatility led by geopolitical events in the Middle East and macroeconomic factors. As a result, Airbnb expects booking volumes growth rate to moderate sequentially based on QTD trends.