Home-share booking site Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed its plan to attract more travelers from Airbnb community to India. Also Read - Aarogya Setu app may soon come pre-installed in new smartphones in India
“Today, I had the pleasure to meet Prime Minister Modi and discuss bringing more visitors from the Airbnb community to India. Also Read - Coronavirus: How you can donate to the PM CARES fund easily
Nearly 9 million people visit India every year, and we think we can help India eventually double this number,” Airbnb CEO and Head of Community Chesky said in a Facebook post.
Our goal is to create 50,000 host entrepreneurs in India over the next 2 years.
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) March 20, 2017
In doing so, Airbnb hopes to create hundreds of thousands of host entrepreneurs, including 50,000 over the next 2 years, he added. “We aim to distribute travel to a variety of destinations in the country for heritage and spiritual visits, and also help provide housing for the many festivals in India,” Chesky said. “10 years from now, India will become one of the largest communities worldwide, and “I couldn’t have imagined a better visit than this one,” he added. India is a truly magical place, and with a major emphasis on community and family, it is perfect for fostering Airbnb’s mission to create belonging anywhere, Chesky said.
New on Airbnb: Trips in New Delhi.
— Airbnb India (@Airbnb_in) March 19, 2017
Airbnb yesterday launched Trips in Delhi to help users experience unique features about destinations across the country.
“Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb. We’re expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip,” Chesky had said on the launch. “You can now experience local communities here through the passions of the people who live here. Whether you want to experience couture fashion or artisanal coffee making, you can become nearly anything in this transformative land,” Chesky said.