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Bhumika
Community Manager
Community Manager
Toronto, Canada

New to the Community Center? Introduce yourself here ‌👇

Hello everyone! 😊

Welcome to the Community Center! 👋  I'm @Bhumika , one of the Community Managers for our English Community Center along with my lovely team members @Quincy @Paula @Rebecca  and @Sophia and we are thrilled to have you join us.

Let's kickstart this thread with a little about us Community Managers:

@Quincy : I'm from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 I have been on the Community Center for 6+ years, and have been an Airbnb Host myself. I love cycling🚲, playing football, and travelling🌏 . I love how dynamic and diverse the Community Center is as we meet Hosts from all around the globe. 

@Bhumika 🌍 I was born in Gujarat, India 🇮🇳 , and shifted to Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦 last year! 📷 I recently realized my love for photography and aesthetics. I love to capture mundane life and candid pictures. 🌆 When I'm not working, you'll find me binge-watching thriller movies or exploring history.

@Paula : I am from Colombia 🇨🇴 and currently living in British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦. I have a passion for Latin American culture (I love to dance 💃) . I've had the opportunity to visit around 20 countries 🌎 and plan to visit many more. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, especially mountain biking 🚲 and hiking 🏔.

@Sophia : Born and bred in the UK 🇬🇧 but my roots are Bangladeshi 🇧🇩. I love cats 🐱, enjoy eating crisps (also known as chips) and enjoy baking 🍪. I also love travelling ✈️  I have worked in Community ever since I graduated and to put it lightly, people are my passion! 💖

@Rebecca : I'm from Cardiff in Wales originally but being a military child and a veterans spouse, I've travelled and lived in a lot of different places in the UK and Europe. I'm an environmentalist 🌿 and like to minimise my impact on the planet 🌎 as well as volunteering in my local community.  I love sea swimming 🌊 yoga on the beach 🧘‍ and I'm a children's yoga instructor too! 🙌 

Now it's your turn! Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from? And is there something special about the location of your accommodation that you'd like to share?

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

Warm regards,

Bhumika

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Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hey @Polly164 Welcome! How is your Hosting journey going so far? 😊 I am also a pet lover, I have a cat 😺 called Nimki, she is a fully grown adult cat but acts like a kitten sometimes! Do you have any pets?

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Laura6884
Level 2
British Columbia, Canada

Hello from Pender Island, one of the small Northern Gulf Islands off the Western Coast of British Columbia, Canada.  I host a sweet private  loft overlooking a old growth forest towards majestic sunsets.  Our neighbors are deer, eagles and other wildlife, with mountain hikes and beaches in every direction.  It has been paradise and I feel blessed to share the experience with both local and far away travelers.

I also reside in Victoria BC (a ferry hop away from Pender) where I  offer services in co-hosting for the Airbnb community.  Great to connect and to learn more about the experiences of other hosts. 

All the best!  Laura

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hey @Laura6884, your listing is so cosy 😍 looking at the photos makes me want to curl up in front of a fireplace with a hot chocolate! 
The forest view is magical! 🌳
I hope one day I get to visit Canada! ✈️ 

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Heather1820
Level 1
Calgary, Canada

Good Morning from Western Canada! I have listed our home on the beautiful archipelago of Haida Gwaii in the Pacific Northwest of Canada........today! We are a remote community full of wildlife and fabulous people. I look forward to sharing our space with guests worldwide. Have a wonderful day everyone! 

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hi @Heather1820, your listing is very homely and cosy 😍. We look forward to hearing more about your Hosting journey, best of luck! 😊

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Hi All! Just starting out as host but so far it is going great! I host a home in North Carolina. I make it as homey as possible for folks so they can relax and enjoy the space. I am happy to hear they are happy. 

Paula
Community Manager
Community Manager
Port Moody, Canada

Hello @Diane1521It's fantastic to hear that your journey as a Host is off to a great start!

 

Hosting a home in North Carolina sounds delightful, and it's great how you strive to create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for your guests. If you have any stories or tips to share from your hosting experience, we'd love to hear them! 😍

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Tori2939
Level 1
Savannah, GA

Hi Diane. I’m new to the community also. My property is located in Brunswick, Georgia on the Atlantic Coast. My excitement of welcoming my first guest in November 2023 is a feeling I hope will remain for many guest to come. Praying hospitality doesn’t get old any time soon. 

Bhumika
Community Manager
Community Manager
Toronto, Canada

Hi @Diane1521 , A very warm welcome to the Community Center and thank you so much for sharing such positivity with us! I was just having a quick look at your listing and noticed that you've received some great reviews from guests. 😍

How has been this journey for you so far? What is your most favorite aspect of Hosting?🌻

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Hi everyone, Hai Bhumika, I am Puspa in Bali, Indonesia...... I've only been a host for 1 year and I really don't understand the menu on Airbnb and my language skills are not fluent, I want to continue learning because with Airbnb I can increase my income and help the economy

Bhumika
Community Manager
Community Manager
Toronto, Canada

Hi @Puspadyah0 ! Welcome to our amazing Community and thank you for sharing about your journey.

If you happen to have any questions related to Hosting or need any help with navigating through the listing settings, please feel free to share them by starting a new conversation here . All of our Hosts in our Community are super helpful and would love to connect with you for answering your questions with their suggestions/tips!

 

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Ülle6
Level 2
Tartu, Estonia

Hi Everyone! I’m Ülle. I was born in Estonia and now sharing my time between Estonia and Germany. 1 year of hosting has been an interesting experience… I was a bit doubtful of sharing my place but the guests have been really nice!  
I also enjoy good food and hiking 😊

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hi @Ülle6, I hope you're well 😊 How was your Hosting journey going so far? I'm glad to hear that your doubts have eased! You never know what something will be like until you go and take that leap of faith! 

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Erik2070
Level 2
Akron, OH

Hi! I'm Erik, I'm located in NE Ohio, kind of a recent transplant from Savannah Ga. I fell in love with the area and the people and now call NE Ohio home. The reason I decided to get involved in STR was to introduce more people to our area and highlight all of the great things to do.  My area boast some amazing reasons to visit, from the Cuyahoga National Park,  to a robust theatre district, world class orchestra, amazing museums and a very busy music scene....and we have one of the GREAT lakes. You will have lots of options and meet some of the nicest people you could ever hope to encounter. 

Breanna
Community Manager
Community Manager
Pontefract, United Kingdom

Welcome @Erik2070 

 

The Midwest really does have some amazing gems and how incredible that you went from Savannah all the way up to Ohio! Any snow on the ground yet this year?

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Flavio339
Level 1
Dublin, Ireland

Hi! My name is Flavio . I am living in Dublin, Ireland for nearly 20 years now. I came from Philippines. I have a studio condo in Makati which I offer to the guests for a short term lease. I started this in 2021. I love to travel , mountain trekking, walking. I have this problem with the calendar. The calendar in Booking.com shows I have booking from Airbnb for 3 nights when in fact I have none. The calendar in Airbnb also shows I have no booking. Why is this?

Breanna
Community Manager
Community Manager
Pontefract, United Kingdom

Welcome to the Community Center @Flavio339!

Your question about the calendar maybe a good one to ask the experienced Hosts across the CC. I'd recommend posting it in the Support with your bookings board. 

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I’m from Morocco 🇲🇦 I have been in business in other industries for quite long but now that I find myself a host for three properties in Morocco, and one in the USA 🇺🇸 I would love to grow in this field by being a host and co-hosts at the same time, am dedicating all my time to this field 

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello @Youssef201 from the UK! 🇬🇧 Sounds like you a lot going on, how do you manage all of this? any tips to share with the community?

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I constantly monitor and update my listings on various platforms to ensure they are accurate and visually appealing to potential guests. I also make sure to respond to any inquiries or concerns from guests promptly and professionally, as positive reviews and word-of-mouth recommendations are crucial in this business. Additionally, I have implemented a thorough cleaning checklist for my cleaners to follow. I am always looking for ways to improve and innovate in order to provide the best possible experience for my guests.

Samuel1104
Level 2
Austin, TX

Hi there, I am from San Marcos, TX and my wife is from Novosibirsk Russia!  We met in an airport terminal in Goa, India waiting for the same flight, sat down next to each other and 5 minutes later fell in love!  That was Nov 1, 2016 and now we are married with two girls.

 

We have hosted our master bedroom to get started since March 2023, and are about to juggle that with whole house hosting as we are spending time in our new Tennessee house.  We may have a question for the community from time to time but have amassed enough experience I think to perhaps contribute to other members as well.