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Bhumika
Community Manager
Community Manager
Toronto, Canada

New to the Community Center? Introduce yourself here โ€Œ๐Ÿ‘‡

Hello everyone! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Welcome to the Community Center! ๐Ÿ‘‹  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 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ I have been on the Community Center for 6+ years, and have been an Airbnb Host myself. I love cycling๐Ÿšฒ, playing footballโšฝ, and travelling๐ŸŒ . I love how dynamic and diverse the Community Center is as we meet Hosts from all around the globe. 

@Bhumika ๐ŸŒ I was born in Gujarat, India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ , and shifted to Toronto, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ last year! ๐Ÿ“ท I recently realized my love for photography and aesthetics. I love to capture mundane life and candid pictures. ๐ŸŒ† When I'm not working, you'll find me binge-watching thriller movies or exploring history.

@Paula : I am from Colombia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด and currently living in British Columbia, Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. I have a passion for Latin American culture (I love to dance ๐Ÿ’ƒ) . I've had the opportunity to visit around 20 countries ๐ŸŒŽ and plan to visit many more. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, especially mountain biking ๐Ÿšฒ and hiking ๐Ÿ”.

@Sophia : Born and bred in the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง but my roots are Bangladeshi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ. I love cats ๐Ÿฑ, enjoy eating crisps (also known as chips) and enjoy baking ๐Ÿช. I also love travelling โœˆ๏ธ  I have worked in Community ever since I graduated and to put it lightly, people are my passion! ๐Ÿ’–

@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 ๐ŸŒฟ and like to minimise my impact on the planet ๐ŸŒŽ as well as volunteering in my local community.  I love sea swimming ๐ŸŒŠ yoga on the beach ๐Ÿง˜โ€ and I'm a children's yoga instructor too! ๐Ÿ™Œ 

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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Thank you Sofia, 

 

I am glad to be here and I will surely ask should the question arise. 

Angelique179
Level 1
Hampton, VA

Hi Everyone!!

 

My name is Angelique Santos. I am a born  and raised NYโ€™er. But me and my family moved to the Hampton Roads area in Virginia in 2018 because of work. We had to move into a bigger house because my mother moved in with us. I couldnโ€™t give up my old home so we decided to list it. Iโ€™m so excited cause it was something i had always wanted to do. Within 2 days weโ€™ve already had quite a few bookings. We have a. Treehouse in the backyard and the house is pretty centrally located to everything guests would i want to do in the area. 

 

I look forward to getting to know everybody in this community!!

 

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hello there @Angelique179 ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ
Your old home is so lovely and cosy ๐Ÿ˜ I love the swings and treehouse ๐ŸŒณ
Airbnb'ing your property is a great way to preserve the sentimental value ๐Ÿ’–
Wish Airbnb was a thing back in the day when we sold my childhood home! ๐Ÿ 

If you'd like to, you can ask for feedback on your listing from fellow hosts. 
Check out this guide on how to: Ask for listing critique on the Community Center ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Nyasha17
Level 2
Hardeeville, SC

Hello, my name is Nyasha  and I am a host this May . My apartment is in Port Wentworth GA. I hope to obtain useful information, create a network of help and tips and contribute to improving the performance of our rentals.

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Welcome to the CC @Nyasha17 ๐ŸŽ‰
Feel free to join this discussion where fellow newbie hosts are
sharing their feelings about starting their hosting adventure ๐ŸŽ’

Great to have you here, hope to see you around ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Jacobus8
Level 2
Cape Town, South Africa

Hi My name is Koos Franken. My wife, Lynette and I are from Cape Town South Africa.

We are both retired from our normal careers, but we are not ready to sit back and relax. 

We have a self contained flat/apartment which we used to rent out to our daugther. After she moved out, we decided to revamp it and turned it into a AirBnB. 

We stayed in many a BnB in our live time, but never hosted anyone in our own place. Needless to say it is a daunting feeling at this stage. Our place is now ready and we are waiting for bookings. Unfortunately it is now Winter season in Cape Town, so booking will most probably be a bit slow.

Anyway this is our story in short.

It is great to see that there is a community who has a common interest and people who are willing to help each other.

All the best

Koos

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Greetings from the UK @Jacobus8 ๐Ÿ˜Š
your listing is awesome, it has such a modern feel to it ๐Ÿ˜
I really do hope to visit Cape Town one day ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Have you considered joining your Local Host Club?
You can connect with fellow hosts local to your area and exchange tips on how to get through the quieter months ๐Ÿ  

I also found this article that outlines a few steps on how to make your listing more competitive ๐Ÿ’ก

Lastly, feel free to start a conversation here if you would like to ask the wider community any questions, Iโ€™m sure fellow hosts have plenty of advice to share ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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Gabriel5371
Level 2
Suwanee, GA

Welcome everybody! Looking forward to the engagement!

Paula
Community Manager
Community Manager
Port Moody, Canada

Hello @Gabriel5371, welcome to the Airbnb Community ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

How has your experience been so far? How is this season shaping up for you? Is it a vibrant or calm hosting period?

 

Keep us posted ๐ŸŒŸ

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It's been pretty active two weeks! I did get some guests who took advantage of the promotion. I have just completed 4 stays in two weeks! I am feeling pretty good about navigating the tools and the automation for engagement is really cool!  

Loni56
Level 10
Santa Catarina, Brazil

Que legal Gabtiel gostaria muito entender melhor estas ๐Ÿ”ง ๐Ÿงฐ 

Mfonabasi0
Level 2
Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Hello everyone,

 

I'm excited to join this vibrant space! My name is Mfonabasi and  I'm from Nigeria, I'm here to learn, connect, and even offer volunteer services to hosts. I look forward to sharing experiences and supporting this amazing community.

Paula
Community Manager
Community Manager
Port Moody, Canada

Hello @Mfonabasi0 ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

Welcome to our community! We are excited to have you with us.

 

How long have you been hosting on Airbnb? How has your experience been so far?

 

Regards ๐ŸŒŸ

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Willy-Chrysostome0
Level 2
Kigali, Rwanda

Hi everyone, 

 

My name is Willy Chrysostome Ingabire (call me Will) from Kigali, Rwanda. I have been on airbnb for some time but just registered as a host today. I am passionate about house keeping, cycling, hiking, and playing piano. I am excited and very much looking forward to learning from each one of the community members. 

Paula
Community Manager
Community Manager
Port Moody, Canada

Hello @Willy-Chrysostome0 welcome to Airbnb and to our community ๐Ÿ˜Š

 

As a new Host, you might have some questions or comments, so please feel free to start a โญ New conversation here โญ,  asking any questions you have. I am sure our lovely Hosts will be more than happy to share their opinions.

 

All the best,

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