From families who have lived in Bed-Stuy brownstones for generations to freelance creatives in the Bronx, Airbnb is helping New Yorkers stay in their homes and supporting their vibrant communities.

But home sharing is more than a way for New Yorkers to make ends meet. Every guest who spends money at a local business on a host’s recommendation contributes to the health of small businesses, including many in neighborhoods beyond the traditional hotel district of midtown Manhattan.

Meet Tommy & Pansey | Kingston, Jamaica | Airbnb Citizen

“We want people to come to Jamaica and have a ‘wow.’ We’re not only hosts, we are ambassadors for our country.”

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Airbnb is benefitting local businesses in Jamaica | Airbnb Citizen

When Airbnb guests stay with local hosts, they also explore local businesses. Airbnb is also helping bring travelers to Jamaica all year round, helping hosts benefit from the tourism economy even in the off-season.

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Airbnb in Jamaica | Airbnb Citizen

Meet Khim, Newton, Irina, Tommy and Pansey, Airbnb hosts who love welcoming their guests to Jamaica. In the past year, 2,900 Airbnb hosts welcomed over 50,000 guests.

“Home sharing is what makes the essence of tourism. People travel to meet people, to enjoy their cultures. And no better way than to be my guest.” Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica

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Meet Khim | Negril, Jamaica | Airbnb Citizen

For three generations, Khim’s family has been sharing their home in Negril Jamaica with travelers. Airbnb offers Khim a new way to welcome guests and keep up her family traditions

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