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Female hosts on Airbnb earn more than $10b: Report

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, March 9, 2017  /  04:24 pm
Female hosts on Airbnb earn more than $10b: Report

In 2016, over 200,000 female hosts from around the world are estimated to have obtained at least $5,000 each through Airbnb. (Shutterstock/File)

Online-based house rental service has apparently offered a way to gain additional income for women. On Wednesday, online-based rental company Airbnb revealed that more than 1 million of its female hosts had gained a total of over US$10 billion throughout the years since the company’s establishment in 2008.

It estimated that more than 50,000 of the women had used the income to sustain their entrepreneurial activities. Single mothers are said to be utilizing the income to support home ownership, while empty nesters, who are senior women over the age of 60, use the money to aid their retirement.

(Read also: Airbnb acquires Luxury Retreats, beating out Expedia, Accor)

“We are incredibly proud to support our worldwide community of female hosts and play a role in helping them achieve greater financial, professional and social empowerment,” said Robin Kwok, Airbnb country manager for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In 2016, over 200,000 female hosts from around the world are estimated to have obtained at least $5,000 each through Airbnb.

In Indonesia, the number of female hosts has reportedly grown by 21 times since 2012, with an average income of $2,963 per year for each host. (kes)

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