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

We want to provide an opportunity for our hosts to connect with our global community of guests in the only way possible right now, online

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As of today, there are over 50 curated Online Experiences, led by hosts from more than 30 countries around the globe. The Experiences range in price from $1 to $40, and are hosted via Zoom. This also means many of the Airbnb hosts who are suffering financially right now can net some extra income.

https://observer.com/2020/04/airbnb-launches-virtual-experiences-hosts-zoom-coronavirus-response

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…

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

Since…

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