Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 900 million guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.

Fast Facts

5.6M

Airbnb listings worldwide

as of September 30, 2020

100K

cities with active Airbnb listings

as of September 30, 2020

220+

countries and regions with Airbnb listings

as of September 30, 2020

900M+

Airbnb guest arrivals all-time

as of March 31, 2021

4M+

Hosts on Airbnb

as of March 31, 2021

$110B+

earned by Hosts, all-time

as of October 2020

$9.6K

average annual earnings per Host

as of April 30, 2021

Founders

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Brian Chesky

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nate Blecharczyk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Chairman of Airbnb China

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Joe Gebbia

Co-founder, Chairman of Samara and Airbnb.org

The Airbnb Story

October 2007

Brian and Joe host Airbed & Breakfast’s first guests

March 2008

Airbed & Breakfast officially launches during SXSW. Two bookings!

August 2008

The Airbed & Breakfast website launches in time for the Democratic National Convention and gets 80 bookings

August 2008

We launch Payments, our bespoke payments platform which in 2019 processed about $70 billion in guest and Host transactions in over 40 currencies

March 2009

We officially change our name from Airbed & Breakfast  to Airbnb and expand beyond rooms to offer apartments, whole homes, and vacation rentals

November 2010

We launch our app and Instant Book feature

June 2011

We begin our international expansion with the opening of our German office

May 2012

We introduce our $1M Host Guarantee

November 2012

In response to Hurricane Sandy, we partner with New York City to house displaced residents and launch our Disaster Relief Tool

June 2013

We open our 888 Brannan Street HQ, a few blocks from our first listing on Rausch Street

July 2014

We introduce our new logo, the Belo

March 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodations provider for the 2016 Rio Games

April 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba

November 2016

Airbnb launches Experiences

February 2017

We air our #weaccept Super Bowl ad to protest the US travel ban

March 2017

We launch our Chinese brand, Aibiying

March 2019

Airbnb formally agrees to acquire HotelTonight

November 2019

Announcement of our nine-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee

March 2020

We launch Frontline Stays to safely house medical workers and other first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2020

We launch Online Experiences in response to our Hosts needing a way to make up for lost earnings during the pandemic

June 2020

We launch our Enhanced Cleaning Protocol to help Hosts and guests book with confidence during the pandemic

June 2020

In partnership with Color of Change, we announce Project Lighthouse, a groundbreaking effort to help fight discrimination

September 2020

We launch City Portal, a one-stop shop for local governments to help them understand and enforce responsible home sharing

December 2020

We become a publicly traded company and ring the bell with Hosts around the world who make Airbnb, Airbnb

May 2021

We announce the Airbnb 2021 Release: 100+ upgrades to our service and product to make traveling and hosting easier