Airbnb looks to create 50000 entrepreneurs in India over next 2 years

Marco Green
March 20, 2017

Don't forget to book your homestay, which is now available under the Home tab in the new app. Airbnb is now planning to add even more experiences for travelers to the capital of the nation, as Delhi is one of the most preferred destinations, says Chesky via a series of tweets.

Brian Chesky with Indian celebrity designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil at an event in Delhi, India. The company now operates across the world and is valued around $31 billion.

Airbnb says India is a priority market which holds high potential. Here's all you want to know about the Trips platform and what Chesky was up to in India. He added that the company plans to cover the travel spectrum and is strategizing to deal with local regulations and pushbacks that come along the way.

Trips brings together where you stay, what you do and the people you meet all into one place, and is all powered by locals. The venture is to deliver value than what standard cookie cutter packages offer and capitalize on the same and to enhance the experience that travelers are looking for while spending on food, entertainment, nightlife, art, or other local interests.

With this step, the company has moved beyond home stays. The platform has 15 experiences that can be booked.

After being announced in Los Angeles a year ago, the service was launched in 12 cities, including Detroit, London, Paris, Nairobi, Tokyo, Seoul and San Francisco.

Airbnb and several U.S. technology companies such as Apple and Microsoft had filed a brief in February against the U.S. travel restrictions, which temporarily barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries to enter US.

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In a conversation with the Forbes magazine, Chesky said India is still a nascent market for this big an economy.

At present, India accounts for less than 1 percent of the 3 million listings on Airbnb. It connects people to travel experiences in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.

Airbnb's inbound bookings to India grew 187% while outbound bookings, which is the majority of business from India, is growing by 200%, The Economic Times reported.

Further, the company also aims to create 50,000 host entrepreneurs in India over the next two years.

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