New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): With International Women's Day inching closer, online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb stated that women hosts on the platform have earned nearly USD 20 billion, thus taking a step further towards the financial, professional, and social empowerment of women.
"Last year, we were proud to announce that women made USD 10 billion on Airbnb since the company was founded in 2008. This year, we are thrilled to share that in the past year alone, women have made almost an additional USD 10 billion and represent more than half of the Airbnb community. Clearly, women are a driving force of the Airbnb community, and we are proud to provide the end-to-end travel platform for their entrepreneurial spirit to thrive," said Airbnb co-founder and CEO, Brian Chesky.
Women make up the majority of hosts overall. Among Experience Hosts, 50 percent are women, along with 55 percent of home hosts. Women make up a larger majority in some countries, like New Zealand (70 percent), South Africa (63 percent) and the Philippines (61 percent). Women are also among the most successful hosts, with women in the United States making the most overall last year by earning roughly USD three billion in total.
In India, over the past year, Airbnb registered a 25 percent growth in the number of women hosts joining the platform. Currently, there are around 4000 women hosts in India, contributing to 30 percent of the home host community and 50 percent of experience host community.
Whether it's sharing a home or hosting an experience, Airbnb endeavors to support women worldwide by providing a platform for entrepreneurship. (ANI)