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Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky speaks during an announcement in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Airbnb is adding new recommendations to its online accommodations service, building on its knowledge of travelers? preferences and tips from local residents. The company, which lets out-of-town visitors find people renting out homes and rooms, says it wants to help travelers get off the beaten path by showing alternatives to well-known, often crowded, attractions. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Airbnb says inauguration weekend is going to be its biggest yet in DC


Almost 15,100 visitors plan to stay at an Airbnb in the nation's capital over inauguration weekend, marking a milestone for the company. 

It would be the most-ever guests to use the service in D.C. In a blog post, Airbnb said it expects the bookings to bring in over $10 million to the region. Of the 5,200 listings booked, the median price in D.C. is $129 a night. Some guests are also coming for the Women's March on Jan. 21.

There are listings as high as $1,000 a night. And apparently guests are crossing party lines.

Of the 15,000 guests coming, 13,000 are booked for Jan. 20 -- Inauguration Day.

Airbnb had initially estimated 10,000 guests representing $3.5 million in earnings.

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