As we prepare for Airbnb to become a public company, we want to institutionalize our commitment to hosting, and our investment in the host community

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I am thrilled to announce that we are creating the Airbnb Host Endowment. The Host Endowment is intended to provide support for our host community, now and for generations to come. We plan to seed the endowment with 9.2 million shares from Airbnb. We will start to invest the endowment in the host community once the value of the endowment exceeds $1 billion. 

The endowment will provide support in areas including education, financial resources, and much more. With the Airbnb Host Endowment, we want you to share in our success – not merely at a single moment in time, but for as long as Airbnb exists. 

https://news.airbnb.com/an-important-announcement-from-airbnb

While travel might look a little different in 2021, future adventures are keeping travelers inspired, with 36 percent of respondents saying they daydream about travel daily or more, increasing to 47 percent amongst people who work from home

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Our research also shows that despite the uncertainty that continues to pervade people’s lives, the more they stay at home, the more the thought of getting out gives them confidence in the future. When asked how planning for a future trip makes them feel, the most selected answer by respondents was simply: hopeful.

https://news.airbnb.com/2021-travel-trends

Looking for someone travelling to Vietnam soon

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Hi! I hope this is the right subreddit to post something like this.

I’m looking for someone, preferably European or from the US who is going to go to Vietnam soon.

I went to Vietnam with my SO a few years back and when going through Hội An, we went to a boutique and I got a sleeping mask with a cute illustration on it for her. She forgot it on a plane ride recently and despite all our efforts to try and get it back it was lost and probably thrown away.

It had a lot of sentimental value to her so she was pretty bummed. I managed to find the store and the brand of the mask with a little luck but it looks like they are only in Vietnam. Their online store is listing the mask I’m talking about and it’s fairly cheap (about 5€) but the…

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The Difference Between Travel and Vacation

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No one knows a location better than a local. Instead of spending all of your time in a tourist-heavy area, allocate time to spend where the locals hang out. Nine times out of ten you will discover something about the place that few people who don’t live there get to see.

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So many people use vacation and travel interchangeably, and that is perfectly okay! However, if you wanted to get nitpicky, there is a difference, and it can mean the difference between relaxing in a new place to having the experience of a lifetime.

If you want to lounge on the beach, eat curated meals in a fancy restaurant, stay at a highly popular hotel or all of the above, it will undoubtedly be an incredible vacation. BUT if you truly want to see the world, experience how others live, and immerse yourself in a new culture you might have to forego those and throw them out the window for something completely different, but even more incredible.

You might be thinking, “but…Emma? I don’t know how to travel. I’ve only ever vacationed. What do I do?” Good news. I’m here to help.

Go Off the Beaten Track

Believe it or not…

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So, What’s Airbnb?

Let's Go Sightseeing!

Every now & then, a new phenomenon catches the world’s attention. If it is a fad,it dies down naturally. Else, it goes on to create history. Airbnb, to us,falls in the second category. We had been reading & hearing about Airbnb but our inhibitions were preventing us from trying it out. Will a stranger’s house be clean & hygienic? Will it be safe? But then came a time when we were unable to get a hotel for our travel. After exhausting all the hotel options on TripAdvisor (our love for TA needs to be another blog post), we perforce switched to Airbnb. We chanced upon a two-bedroom cottage in our destination.Looked pretty & reasonably-priced too. The questions still nagged our minds but we went ahead & booked. & that was a life-changing decision for us…

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At the shepherd’s hut, we sat with our host’s family to have homemade food!

Since…

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