*Posted live: December 16th
Today, we’re excited to share a video officially introducing the members of Airbnb’s Host Advisory Board.
As we recently announced, Airbnb is launching a formal program to give hosts a seat at the table. The Host Advisory Board is a group of selected hosts that will not only keep the community informed, but share your feedback directly with Airbnb leadership. The board will also help inform how the Airbnb Host Endowment is invested in the community, and influence policies, programs, and new products.
These 17 selected hosts were chosen for their passion, their contributions to the hosting community, and their desire to create a better future for all hosts—among other criteria. Together, they’ve hosted more than 15,000 guests with a combined total of 86 years of hosting experience and an average star rating of 4.9!
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Watch the video above to meet the community members serving on the board and learn about their individual passions and experience. To find out more about how the board will work together to advocate for the community, check out the latest Host Update article featuring our Head of Hosting, Catherine Powell.
Do keep your eyes peeled here in the Community Center as we will be introducing the board members in the new year. There will be regular opportunities for our new board members to respond to your questions and address important topics.
I am Michelle, a host since March 2015 and a traveler for 20+ years. I love meeting new people and Airbnb is the best that happened lately, for us travelers. A great idea helping everyone.
Like other hosts here, I just wish that there was a easier way to communicate with each other, with no need to act as we try to make a booking. I had an instance where I had to contact other hosts that a particular guest stayed with and it was not easy. I wish this will change and we will be able to contact each other in a better way.
Plus, I have another suggestion... a dream for me and other superhosts that set up their homes for guests and do all the job from booking to cleaning and guest interaction. Because we would also like to travel ourselves at times and in those times the options are either not have guests in the home or have someone else with little training, taking care of all cleaning and interacting with guests as a not so perfect surrogate. Since I also traveled before using Workaway I am wondering and hoping that there will be a chance for us hosts, to do a type of hands on exchange of homes and experiences. We could maybe belong to a part of Airbnb that would let us communicate and exchange information and dates with each other becoming the host for another home while they become a host for us. The experience will enrich and better our own hosting skills while letting us travel at times, without having to close out own home or worry about someone else doing a poor job for us while we are away. Workaway charges about $20 for a two years membership. We can pay to belong to an Airbnb host community as well, if needed. We would feel more comfortable with proven good hosts to switch homes and experiences with. Any chance for this happening?