A holiday wish come true: The real-life Home Alone house is now bookable.
To better serve the estimated 1.2 billion people in the world who have a disability, we’re introducing Accessibility Review, a process where a specialized team of Airbnb agents review photos of accessibility features in Hosts’ homes for accuracy. This process is designed to give guests with disabilities clear information to determine if a listing meets their needs.
We’re leveraging technical learning and development to enable engineers to do their best work. Learn more about our Technical Education program at Airbnb.
After the pandemic hit, millions of people could suddenly live and work from anywhere. This newfound flexibility has kickstarted a travel revolution. We’ve seen in our data that guests are not only traveling more flexibly, but also staying longer: - From July to September, 20% of nights booked were for stays of one month or more. - In the past year, more than 100k guests have stayed continuously in Airbnbs for at least three months. This is only the beginning. Learn more about the trends informing the travel revolution:
In May, we introduced the Airbnb 2021 Release, with over 100 upgrades to improve every aspect of the Airbnb service. Now, we are introducing the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release, with an additional 50+ upgrades that make it easier to host and support the changing needs of travelers, such as: - AirCover: Top-to-bottom protection. Free for every Host. Only on Airbnb. - Translation Engine: The most advanced translation technology ever offered to our community. - Accessibility Review: Every homes accessibility feature is reviewed for 100% accuracy. - I’m (even more) Flexible: Search for more unique homes up to 12 months in advance. - Verified Wifi: Our new speed test tool verifies the speed of the wifi in a listing. - Smarter Trips Tab: A redesigned Trips tab with all your must-have travel details. - Ask a Superhost Expansion: Connects new Hosts to a Superhost in their area for 1:1 help.
Our strongest quarter yet—so proud to be a part of the #airfam. Thank you to our Hosts and guests for leading the travel revolution!
Women have collectively earned $70 billion by opening up their homes and sharing their passions on Airbnb. Who are Airbnb’s women Hosts? - One-third (33%) live with their children - 13% of employed women Hosts are teachers - 14% are healthcare or social workers - 10% are in hospitality or food service - 32% are small/independent business owners, or live with one
We’re announcing the hire of civil rights attorney Megan Cacace as our new Director of Anti-Discrimination & Equity Programs, where she will oversee the team responsible for driving research, supporting the development of inclusive products and driving policies that fight bias and discrimination on the Airbnb platform. She joins us following 13 years at the law firm Relman Colfax, where she served as a partner practicing civil rights counseling and litigation. Welcome to the team, Megan!
One year ago, we launched City Portal, a first-of-its-kind solution for communities partnering with Airbnb. While we started off with just 18 partners comprised of local governments and tourism orgs from across the globe, we’re proud to announce that we now have 100+ partners and intend to have 250+ by September 2022.
Our CTO, Ari Balogh, shares how striving towards excellence has served us well in a time of uncertainty.