The private home-sharing economy is becoming a factor in the Niagara Falls tourism scene, although so far it’s made little dent in the hotel trade in the Cataract City.
Since 2014, the number of Niagara Falls-area residents hosting tourists in their homes has quadrupled, and the number of tourists choosing to stay in homes instead of hotels is six times greater than three years ago.
Airbnb, the leading home-sharing website, issued a report this week citing its success near Niagara Falls and other leading New York State parks.
The website said it offers 160 homes within 15 miles of Niagara Falls, up from 40 homes in 2014. That includes only hosts on the American side of the Niagara River, although Airbnb also has a strong presence on the Canadian side.
The number of tourists booking stays […]