Meet Airbnb Citizen
Today, we are introducing AirbnbCitizen.com, home sharing’s new home. Building on the foundation of AirbnbAction.com, Citizen remains a tool for advocacy but is now a more expansive site for the growing home sharing movement, offering resources for staying informed and taking action.
Empowering hosts in a time of automation
Policymakers in many countries in which we operate are confronting the loss of jobs to automation. One recent estimate has artificial intelligence potentially replacing between one third and nearly half of jobs in the US, UK and Japan within a few decades. Even as technology overhauls many workplaces, Airbnb remains a people-to-people platform.
Thanking New Orleans
Our community spoke, and lawmakers listened. On December 1, the New Orleans City Council will make their final vote to protect the rights of New Orleanians to share their homes. It’s important that the City Council hear from you in support of the new rules. With our email tool, you can send a thank-you note in just one click.
Airbnb's Disaster Response program in action
In response to recent wildfires in western North Carolina, “Airbnb announced [November 18] that they have activated a disaster response to aid those affected by the string of wildfires burning across the foothills and mountains,” the Citizen-Times reports. “The disaster response tool connects local residents who have been displaced and are in need of urgent accommodations with Airbnb hosts who are opening their homes free of charge. Fire evacuees in certain hazardous areas of the state find temporary accommodations free of charge through December 16. 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. The program is currently active in Tennessee, New Zealand, and Costa Rica as well.
New Airbnb partnership empowers rural Indian women
A new Airbnb partnership with an organization representing 2 million self-employed women in India will empower its members to pursue new livelihoods by sharing their homes on Airbnb. The partnership also is the latest in a series of Airbnb agreements across the Asia-Pacific region to promote rural tourism.