Airbnb was born in 2007 when two hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 5 million hosts who have welcomed over 1.5 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.

Fast facts


active listings worldwide

as of December 31, 2023


cities and towns with active Airbnb listings

as of December 31, 2023


countries and regions with Airbnb listings

as of December 31, 2023


Airbnb guest arrivals all-time

as of December 31, 2023


hosts on Airbnb

as of December 31, 2023


earned by hosts, all-time

as of December 31, 2023


earned by the typical US host in 2023

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total taxes collected and remitted globally

as of December 31, 2023



Brian Chesky

Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer


Nathan Blecharczyk

Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer


Joe Gebbia

Airbnb Co-founder and Chairman of

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

December 2020

We announce the launch of, a non-profit that connects people to places to stay in times of crisis.

May 2021

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

November 2021

We announce the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release: 50+ upgrades including AirCover for hosts, Translation Engine and more.

May 2022

We announce the Airbnb 2022 Summer Release: the biggest change to Airbnb in a decade featuring Airbnb Categories, Split Stays and AirCover for guests.

November 2022

We introduce Airbnb Setup, a new easy way for millions of people to host on Airbnb. We also announce we’re providing even more AirCover for hosts and adding six new Airbnb Categories.