Dundee’s economy was boosted by more than £6 million through users of Airbnb, new figures from the company have revealed.
The data was released as the company unveiled the 15 most popular destinations in Scotland.
It is also rolling out a new feature in the country.
Dundee is the seventh most popular place for travellers to visit.
Other popular spots in Tayside and Fife featured in the list are St Andrews at 13, and Perth at 15.
Not surprisingly, Edinburgh and Glasgow topped the list in first and second place respectively.
The average earnings per host in Dundee during 2017 was £3,000 and a typical host has guests over 31 nights in the year.
There are 440 active listings in the City of Discovery and 16,200 visitors who came to the city stayed in Airbnb accommodation.
According to a survey by the online giant of its users, many visitors were surprised to find that St Andrews is a small town, given its renowned university and worldwide fame as the home of golf.
With 240 listings across the town, visitors brought a “typical earning” of £4,900 to local hosts last year.
Across the country, hosts and guests using the platform boosted the Scottish economy by an estimated £483m last year.
The company’s Experiences feature, which allows hosts to organise excursions and activities as a way to reach like-minded potential guests, is being expanded throughout Scotland after a trial in Edinburgh.
Natasha Mytton Mills, Airbnb UK policy manager, said: “Scotland has long been one of the most vibrant and enticing countries for visitors from across the world.
“We are proud of the community of hosts who are helping to spread the benefits of guests to neighbourhoods across the country.
“This data shows that it’s not only the most enduringly popular tourist destinations that are thriving.”