Airbnb is an American vacation rental online marketplace that connects people who want to rent out their homes or apartments with travelers who are looking for an affordable and unique place to stay. The company was founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California, and has since grown to offer over 7 million accommodation listings in over 220 countries and regions worldwide. The listings range from entire apartments and houses to private rooms and even unique experiences such as treehouses and yurts. With its user-friendly website and mobile app, Airbnb has become one of the most popular ways for travelers to find and book lodging.
Airbnb's top 5 products and services include:
- Accommodations: Airbnb offers a wide variety of accommodations for travelers, including entire homes, apartments, private rooms, and unique properties such as treehouses, yurts, and villas.
- Experiences: Airbnb also offers experiences led by local hosts, such as cooking classes, guided hikes, and cultural tours.
- Airbnb Plus: Airbnb Plus is a selection of high-quality homes that have been personally verified for quality and comfort by Airbnb hosts.
- Airbnb for Work: Airbnb for Work is a service designed for business travelers that offers homes and apartments that are equipped with the amenities and services they need for a productive stay.
- Host Services: Airbnb also offers a range of services for hosts who want to list their homes or apartments on the platform, including tools for managing bookings, payment processing, and communication with guests.