Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.
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Airbnb Co-founder and Chairman of Airbnb.org
The Airbnb story
Brian and Joe host Airbed & Breakfast’s first guests
Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW. Two bookings!
The Airbed & Breakfast website launches in time for the Democratic National Convention and gets 80 bookings
We launch Payments, our bespoke payments platform which in 2019 processed about $70 billion in guest and Host transactions in over 40 currencies
We officially change our name from Airbed & Breakfast to Airbnb and expand beyond rooms to offer apartments, whole homes, and vacation rentals
We launch our app and Instant Book feature
We begin our international expansion with the opening of our German office
We introduce our $1M Host Guarantee
In response to Hurricane Sandy, we partner with New York City to house displaced residents and launch our Disaster Relief Tool
We open our 888 Brannan Street HQ, a few blocks from our first listing on Rausch Street
We introduce our new logo, the Belo
Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodations provider for the 2016 Rio Games
Airbnb launches in Cuba
Airbnb launches Experiences
We air our #weaccept Super Bowl ad to protest the US travel ban
We launch our Chinese brand, Aibiying
Airbnb formally agrees to acquire HotelTonight
Announcement of our nine-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee
We launch Frontline Stays to safely house medical workers and other first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic
We launch Online Experiences in response to our Hosts needing a way to make up for lost earnings during the pandemic
We launch our Enhanced Cleaning Protocol to help Hosts and guests book with confidence during the pandemic
In partnership with Color of Change, we announce Project Lighthouse, a groundbreaking effort to help fight discrimination
We launch City Portal, a one-stop shop for local governments to help them understand and enforce responsible home sharing
We become a publicly traded company and ring the bell with Hosts around the world who make Airbnb, Airbnb
We announce the launch of Airbnb.org, a non-profit that connects people to places to stay in times of crisis.
We announce the Airbnb 2021 Release: 100+ upgrades to our service and product to make traveling and hosting easier
We announce the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release: 50+ upgrades including AirCover for Hosts, Translation Engine and more.
We announce the Airbnb 2022 Summer Release: the biggest change to Airbnb in a decade featuring Airbnb Categories, Split Stays and AirCover for guests.