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Airbnb’s Indian women hosts earn INR 200cr in 2023

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 INR 2 billion (approximately 200 crores / USD 28 million) in 2023, showcasing the profound impact of women in stimulating local economies and supporting community growth.

These women not only offer exceptional experiences to travellers but also empower others by creating job opportunities, especially for those in underserved communities.

Talking about this, Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager – Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan said, “Women play a vital role in fuelling 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.”

On the other hand, Indian women travellers, particularly Millennials, are increasingly choosing Airbnb for their travel needs. In terms of choice of destinations for women guests, top domestic destinations domestically in 2023 included Goa, Bengaluru, Delhi NCR, Pune, Dehradun, and Jaipur while internationally, destinations like London, Dubai, Toronto, Paris, New York City, Milan, Rome, Bangkok were popular.

Last year, a large segment of the Indian women guests preferred to travel solo, or in duos. In fact, 30% of the Indian women guests travelled solo in 2023. National Parks, iconic cities, tropical, private rooms and pools were the most booked categories by Indian women guests in 2023.

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