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Empowering diverse communities to benefit from the return of travel

June 3, 2021


Airbnb has long been a tool for economic empowerment and the return of travel represents a new opportunity for everyday people to benefit from tourism. New Hosts with only one listing have earned over $1.2 billion since March 2020.

Today, we are excited to share that we are launching the Airbnb Entrepreneurship Academy, an immersive training program, in the United States to help empower communities and make it easier to host. The expansion builds on learnings from programs in Asia and Africa, where Airbnb partnered with local organizations to support Hosts in underserved or rural areas in creating their own listings or unique Experiences.

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