There's a quickly growing component of the tourism industry reliant 100% on AirBnB for their travel choices. No AirBnB, no go.
That is very true, although the hoteliers I know in Victoria dispute it. They believe people will pay anything if they want to visit here but, I know, as the owner of a STR, that that just isn't true. I'm not saying many of our guests can't afford a hotel but, I am saying that I've heard, on more than one occasion, that if we weren't offering our studio for $90-120/night (depending on season), they wouldn't be visiting Victoria at all.
As a traveller, I only look for hotels if I need one at an airport, for early or late arrivals/departures. The rest of the time, I plan my trip around ABB/VRBO/HomeAway et al availability. Hotels just aren't everyone's style, or fitting everyone's budget.
Edited by Janion Fan, 14 November 2017 - 05:40 PM.