PORTLAND, Maine - New numbers from the online short-term rental marketplace Airbnb show that about 174,000 people used the service in Maine 2016. The company says that's a 100 percent increase from the year before. "Hosts," as they're called, in Maine, earned more than $26 million last year.
The majority of those rentals were in Portland, where about 51,000 people rented Airbnb's -- earning owners about $7 million.
The other top markets were Bar Harbor, South Portland, Ellsworth and Old Orchard Beach.