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Pope Francis' Visit to D.C. Results in Uptick in Airbnb Rooms

In preparation for Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. on September 22, nearly 3,400 guests have booked rooms through Airbnb. These guests are coming from all over the world: New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, and London. Because of the papal visit, there has been a 30 percent increase in listings on the platform since April 2015 with the average booked listing costing around $100 per night. The most popular neighborhoods that guests have been gravitating to for an Airbnb room include Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, Shaw, Columbia Heights, and the near Northeast/H Street Corridor area. If interested in snagging a room of your own for the Pope's visit, there are still 2,300 listings still available.
· Airbnb [Official Website]
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