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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an event in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Airbnb announced the Nevada host community serviced more than 300,000 guests and earned a combined total of $53.5 million from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Between May 24 to Sept. 2, Airbnb said approximately 321,800 guests were served in the Nevada Airbnb community. The top five city destinations throughout the state were, in order, Las Vegas, Incline Village, Stateline, Reno and North Las Vegas.

The top five origin cities looking for Airbnb listings in Nevada were, in order, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose, the company said.

"The Airbnb community continues generating significant, positive economic impact across Nevada," said Laura Spanjian, Airbnb senior policy director for Nevada. "With more guest arrivals this summer than ever before, hosts and small businesses are receiving an economic boost from this expanded tourism economy."

Airbnb Nevada summer 2019 numbers

According to Airbnb, Clark County saw approximately 235,400 guests and a combined total of $35.9 million between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. Washoe County saw the second most amount of guests at 29,800, along with a total of $5.3 million in supplemental income.

"As we look ahead to fall, we remain committed to working communities around the state to ensure short-term rentals continue contributing to the Nevada economy," Spanjian said.

One local Airbnb host says all these travelers help increase local economies.

"A majority of those people come here, they visit those local bars," Airbnb host Travis Schurr said. "They stay in the neighborhood. They visit the local restaurants, so they're taking that $50 million from the Strip and they're bringing it into the local establishment."

Schurr has been a host for three years. He has about 20 long- and short-term rentals in the area. 

With the addition of all Las Vegas' new sports teams, Schurr says Airbnb will continue to help travelers find a more economical place to stay. 

Henderson just approved short term rentals to begin in October. Schurr says they made the right decision but joining the other cities.

"With the Raiders coming, look how many people are going to be showing up," Schurr said. "That stadium is going to hold 60,000 people plus all the local events that will be there. I think Henderson got ahead of the curve." 

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