Airbnb surprised many in August by declaring its intention to list on the public markets.
The move came within weeks of Airbnb talking about how the initial phase of the outbreak had nearly broken the company ("travel as we knew it, is over - and it's never coming back," CEO Brian Chesky said), so clearly things had shifted considerably.
The impending IPO has given some the chance to dive deep into the performance of the company before and during the pandemic, to get a sense of where it sits in the wider accommodation ecosystem as brands attempt to form some basis of recovery.
One such organization is Transparent, which this week has produced a range of data-based analyses into Airbnb ahead of the IPO.
Of particular interest is its scrutiny of how Airbnb has reacted to the COVID-19 crisis.
The company says: "Through the depth of the impact and now in the midst of recovery, Airbnb has demonstrated its ability to survive the harshest test, but also to survive better than its competition, which can only be reassuring ahead of its IPO."
The following series of charts demonstrate where Airbnb sits alongside its nearest competitors for private accommodation bookings and other factors: