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Airbnb expecting record night in Oregon during eclipse

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Vacation rental site Airbnb is giving the first look at how many people are coming to Oregon for the total solar eclipse in August and where they're coming from.

The site says there are 4,600 booked guest arrivals in cities in the path of the eclipse in Oregon and on average guests are paying $232 a night for a place to stay.

The company says with hotel rooms and campsites across the state sold out, their users are able to expand the state’s lodging options. They add their service allows smaller communities expand their lodging capacity without building expensive infrastructure.

Eighty-eight percent of Airbnb hosts who are booked for the eclipse are hosting for the first time.

The site says that so far people from 41 states and 26 countries have booked listings in the path of the eclipse. The leading guest origin countries are Canada, the U.K., France, the Netherlands, and Japan.

Sunday night before the eclipse, Airbnb says it will be the biggest night ever for the company in Oregon.

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