We’re excited to share the great news that our host community in Seoul last week launched Korea’s first Home Sharing Club, a significant moment for a country that has long supported the sharing economy and championed new, fair rules for everyday people to list their homes on Airbnb.
A crowd of more than 80 hosts came together from the Seoul region to exchange ideas and experiences, and share personal stories on why home sharing matters to them.
Namsoo, a host who has used Airbnb for four years, shared his personal experience welcoming visitors to Seoul and how home sharing has benefited his local community. Representatives from the Seoul Tourism Organization, responsible for executing Seoul Metropolitan Government’s tourism policy, also shared their support for home sharing and outlined projects and resources that can help hosts provide better experience for their guests.
The Seoul Home Sharing Club brings together a group of dedicated home sharing hosts, who have come together to campaign for fair, simple and realistic rules for sharing their homes in Seoul. This new independent club is an initiative to involve hosts and let their voices be heard.
Airbnb hosts provide unique travel experiences by welcoming guests into their homes. Many rely on the additional income to improve their daily lives. Home sharing also has a positive impact on tourism and local development across the country. If you are interested in telling us your own experience with home sharing, why it matters to you, and how you share these benefits with the community, join Airbnb Citizen for future updates.