Lizzie | A big thank you!

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Lizzie | A big thank you!

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Hello everyone,

 
I hope you are all doing well. 
 
In 2015 the Community Center (CC) was launched at the Airbnb Open in Paris and I became the Community Manager of this English speaking community. It was just me then and it's safe to say the CC looked considerably different to how it does now! 
 
Fast forward 7 years, 1.2 million members later, 1.5 millions posts later, 5 Months of Celebrations, 2 Festivals of Hospitality, many community spotlights, many many online meetups, many many many Airbnb updates later, so many supportive and helpful discussions, a few milestone baked cakes and even being lucky enough to meet some of you in person @Robin4 @Alexandra316 @Lawrene0 @Ann72 @Paul1255 @Gordon0  (plus so much more)...we get to August 2022. There has been many great moments together, laughter, tears and memories that will last with me forever, I really have met so many incredible people in our community here. 
 
Along the way I have been joined by an amazing team of community managers and I'm sure you will agree with me when I say you are in great hands every day. 
 
In light of this, I feel like it's a fantastic time to pass the baton over and so I've decided to leave the Airbnb community team and move on to my next community adventure outside of Airbnb. My last day will be at the end of this week. 
 
I want to take this opportunity to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all for everything you contribute to the life of the community here and for the support you have shown me and others over the past 7 years. To sound a little soppy, you all make our community what it is and I look forward to seeing where the CC develops over the next few years. Exciting times ahead. I also wish you all the best with hosting and meeting some great guests. 
 
Thank you again,
 
Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

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Helen427
Level 10
Auckland, New Zealand

Thanks @Lizzie for all your efforts and maintaining the harmony here in ABB CC.

All the best for your new role and lucky for those who will be able to try your Strawberry cakes!!

You will be dearly missed as you already have been whilst on maternity leave.

If you are planning to visit Australia, you must visit New Zealand...it's only a short swim away 😉

Keep smiling and treasure those adventurous and playful moments as a mother and friend....Zara has also become a 'mother' in recent times... @Lizzie @Stephanie 

 

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Lekan8
Level 1
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All the best Lizzie in your future endeavors. Just an aside is there an administrator for the community in Canada?

Stephanie
Online Community Manager
Online Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Hey @Lekan8 ,

 

We're all based in the UK but we are globally connected across Airbnb so I'm sure I can help you. Let me know!

 

Thanka


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Jessica-and-Henry0
Level 10
South Korea

@Lizzie 

Best wishes in your new position/role~~ I hope you will still occasionally stop by the CC and stay in touch 😍

 

 

 

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Eileen0
Level 8
London, United Kingdom

@Lizzie Very sad to see you go, wishing you all the best for the future

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Thank you @Eileen0, this is so kind of you. 

 

Wishing you great times ahead too. Take care. 

 

Lizzie 🙂 


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Branka-and-Silvia0
Level 10
Zagreb, Croatia

sorry to hear you are leaving us, you will be missed, all the best 🙂

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Thank you @Branka-and-Silvia0. It's been amazing speaking with you over the years, thank you for all your great contributions here in the CC and for your excellent sense of humour.

 

Wishing you all the best and for great things in the future. 

 

Lizzie 

 

 


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Christine1
Level 10
Glenbrook, Australia

@Lizzie Momentarily I felt sad for myself to hear you are moving on to a new role. Your presence has provided such joy.

Congratulations on taking a brave decision and embarking on a new role. Every happiness and success to you. May your new role bring you much joy. 

Virtual hugs from Christine 

Wombats in Glenbrook . 

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Aww thank you @Christine1, you have always been such a caring person and I've really enjoyed our conversations. I think we've been talking since the launch of the CC in 2015, wow how time flies. It's been a great adventure though. 🙂 

 

Wishing you all the best for the future and so many exciting times ahead. 

 

Thank you again and as I said to Cathy, I think maybe a tour of Oz might be on the cards in the near future. 🙂 

 

Take care,

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Mariann4
Level 10
Bergen, Norway

Best of luck with where ever the winds have blown you to, @Lizzie 😊🤞 

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

@Mariann4 it's so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your lovely message. 

 

I hope you are keeping well and life is good. 

 

All the best for the future. 🙂 

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Oomesh-Kumarsingh0
Level 10
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Wonderful memories Lizzie! Thank you for making the CC what it is. I have been away for a few years and today just got back and saw your post. You will be missed. The number 7 is a good one and I am sure you will be prosperous in your next career.

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

@Oomesh-Kumarsingh0 it's wonderful to hear from you, thank you fro your message. How are you? I hope all is going well. 

 

It was great speaking with you a few years back, thank you for some fantastic discussions, it's nice to hear you are back. I hope you enjoy being part of the CC again. 

 

Best of luck with everything. 

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Oomesh-Kumarsingh0
Level 10
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

Thank you for your kind words Lizzie! I am doing well and very happy to be back on the CC. We had indeed very great discussions through the years and you definitely had a major impact on this community. This platform will not be the same without you.

 

 

I wish you all the best.

 

 

Oomesh

Huma0
Level 10
London, United Kingdom

@Lizzie 

 

You will be greatly missed. Actually, you've already been greatly missed these past few months! 

 

I am so sorry that I never got to meet up with you despite your invitations and offers of cake! Life was pretty hectic back then but I do wish I had found the time. But I won't forget your kindness in sending me flowers when I was so ill. That was such a lovely gesture and I appreciated it so much, as I have appreciated your kindness and assistance to us all here on the CC.

 

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavours and I hope you will pop by the CC from time to time to say hello.

 

x

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Aww thank you @Huma0, it's so lovely to hear from you. 

 

I'm so sorry we weren't able to  meet, but don't worry I know life is busy and you never know hopefully we will meet in the future. If that happens...I'll make you a cake! hehe 

 

I will always remember your posts in the CC. I think the first post I really remember you posting was the thread you started, Before and after pics of your home. Wow, it was just so great and just such a transformation–there is no doubt you have inspired other hosts here. 

 

Thank you for everything you have contributed over the years and all the support your have shown, here's to many great things ahead. 

 

All the best.

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Robin4
Level 10
Mount Barker, Australia

@Lizzie 

I still can't believe you took time out of your incredibly busy schedule to come half way across the continent of Australia to spend a night with us Lizzie.......

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You know Ade and I are your Aussie family Lizzie and any time you get the urge to get down this part of the world again, our door is always open to you.

That dreadful room we had to put you up in has changed since you were here......it has become our 'Art Deco' room ........

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That couch pulls out into a wonderful bed and the room has become truly fitting of a guest like you Lizzie.

I am so sorry to hear that you are moving on mate, but just remember there is a special place in Ade's my heart for you. 

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Cheers........Rob

Lizzie
Former Community Manager
Former Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

Awww @Robin4, we've had some great CC memories over the years. I will always remember you picking me up from the airport and getting stuck in security due to not being able to get your metal Airbnb welcome sign through the metal detector. I imagine that was a first for the security team and brought them a few laughs - as it did us! hehe 

 

I will also never forget what an amazing pavlova Ade made during my visit, it was so lovely to meet you both in person. I like what you've done with the spare room is fab, I don't know where you find the time! 🙂 

 

Thank you for welcoming me and for everything you have contributed to the CC over the years, there is so much. It's been so great getting to know you and I really hope our paths cross again. Maybe on the next Aussie tour! 🙂

 

I wish you and your family all the best and here's to many great times ahead. 

 

Lizzie


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Thank you for the last 7 years, find out more in my Personal Update.


Looking to contact our Support Team, for details...take a look at the Community Help Guides.

Clara116
Level 10
Pensacola, FL

@Cathie19 lovely dear one!! I was singing along with you - out of tune but doesn't matter does it.  Perfectly said, written and thought. 

@Lizzie The thread that seemed to sew us all together ---- may our quilt of craziness not unravel, but stay crisp, clean, sharp & filled with sweet memories.

hugs lady,

Clara

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