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Women Hosts on Airbnb in India Earned Rs. 200 Crore in 2023

  • March 5, 2024
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Women Hosts on Airbnb in India Earned Rs. 200 Crore in 2023

Almost 30% of Airbnb Hosts in India are women who are shaping the future of hospitality with inclusivity and economic opportunities

This International Women’s Day, Airbnb is celebrating the growing community of women Hosts and female Guests who play a vital role in the hospitality sector. Embracing this year’s International Women’s Day theme, ‘Inspire Inclusion’, Airbnb recognises the diverse and dynamic ways in which women leverage the platform to foster economic opportunities, inclusivity and entrepreneurship across India.

In 2023, women Hosts in India, constituting nearly 30% of the country’s Airbnb hosting community, have been instrumental in creating unique guest experiences. Indian women Hosts collectively earned over Rs. 200 crores in 2023, showcasing the profound impact of women in stimulating local economies and supporting community growth.

Talking about her hosting journey on Airbnb, Superhost Anooradha who has been hosting since 2017 said, “I find great fulfilment in engaging with individuals who share similar interests and values. This passion prompted me to embark on my Airbnb journey seven years ago, initially hosting guests at the retreat nestled within our holiday home. While the supplementary income has certainly been beneficial, what truly resonates with me is the platform’s ability to foster meaningful connections with guests. These connections, in my view, are immensely empowering. For any women considering embarking on their own hosting venture, I encourage you to infuse your personal touch, warmth, and creativity in your home. This is what ultimately creates a memorable and distinctive experience for guests.”

Sharing her story, Superhost Sumana said, “As a female residing in the vibrant city of Bhubaneswar, hosting on Airbnb has led me to a path of inner strength while pursuing my passions and garnering financial independence. Transitioning from a corporate job to becoming a full-time host has brought me immense stability and peace. It allows me to forge meaningful connections with guests from all over the country while immersing myself in their stories and experiences. The satisfaction of accommodating guests’ needs and witnessing their joy remains a heartwarming reward for me. I look forward to more such experiences to serve and connect with people and inspire more women to embark on this unique journey of strength and resilience.”

Talking about the role women are increasingly playing in enabling the platform and highlighting Airbnb’s dedication to fostering an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community, Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager – Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan said, “Women play a vital role in fueling economies, by driving growth & social transformation. At Airbnb, we are committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable community for our women Hosts & guests. Our commitment goes beyond supporting individual hosts; we also collaborate with government partners to ensure communities everywhere can thrive in our evolving travel landscape. By promoting safe, respectful, and welcoming spaces, Airbnb aims to empower women hosts and travellers alike, envisioning travel as a powerful tool for global empowerment and connection.”

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