Celebrating our hosts – the heart of Airbnb

Airbnb’s Brian Chesky met with a group of hosts at our San Francisco office to announce a series of initiatives celebrating the host community that’s at the heart of our company. Watch Brian’s remarks here.

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Women hosts have earned over $10 billion on Airbnb

The gender pay gap between men and women is well-documented, and research indicates that while the percentage of women in the workforce has risen dramatically in recent decades, that growth is expected to stagnate or even reverse over the next 40 years. Airbnb cannot single-handedly tear down the many obstacles to empowerment that women face worldwide. But our platform is powered by a growing worldwide community of women hosts who are connecting with guests, each other, and their local communities.

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Video: Mayors on home sharing’s momentum and its benefits for their cities

Home sharing’s momentum in the US is growing and in partnership with Airbnb, cities are realizing the benefits through new tax revenue and stable communities. So say four mayors and one former mayor of prominent US cities in a video aired before fellow city chief executives gathered for the US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Welcome, to the ‘Outside In’ House

Airbnb and Pantone have come together to unveil a transformational experience that’s open to guests from all around the world. The ‘Outside In’ House opened in London this week and is hosted by the world-renowned authority on colour, Pantone.

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Airbnb's Disaster Response program in action

The disaster response tool connects people around the world who have been displaced and are in need of urgent accommodations with Airbnb hosts who open their homes free of charge. Airbnb’s award-winning Disaster Response program helps hosts open their homes to people displaced by disasters, as well as to aid workers, and has activated over 3,000 listings to date.

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