Gujarat Government partners with Airbnb to boost tourism in Gujarat

We’re thrilled to share news that the Government of Gujarat in western India has signed a partnership with Airbnb to promote Gujarat’s unique accommodations and tourism attractions.

Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the Government of Gujarat and Airbnb will join forces to set up a close system of cooperation to promote tourism and create positive travel experiences for both domestic and international visitors in Gujarat.

As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the parties have agreed to:

  • Expand tourism in Gujarat through Airbnb’s global platform
  • Improve the quality of Gujarat’s home stays and unique properties
  • Promote information on Gujarat’s outstanding tourism resources
  • Improve the regulatory environment for home sharing in Gujarat

“We welcome the spirit and the intent of Airbnb to boost tourism in the state of Gujarat and promote local enterprise and localized cultural experiences in the state. Gujarat has a rich history of culture and heritage, and we see this partnership as an opportunity to enable hosts in the state to showcase their hospitality to tourists,” said a spokesperson from the Gujarat government.

“The state of Gujarat is a vibrant destination for tourists in India and abroad, enriched with its unique culture and the famous hospitality of its local population. Airbnb witnessed phenomenal growth in the state in 2015, and we are delighted to partner with the Government of Gujarat to bring home stays and travel options to our community of international and domestic guests. With the state government’s focus on boosting resources for tourism, this is the right time for Airbnb to contribute to Gujarat’s tourism efforts and the local economy, as well as increased income for locals.” said Amanpreet Bajaj, country manager of Airbnb India.