Wed, 6 Nov 2019

Airbnb Adds More Languages to System

Airbnb has made its service more accessible by adding over twenty new languages to the system, including Tagalog and Vietnamese.

The OTA says that it now supports 62 languages, including local variations of multiple languages, around the world.

Airbnb has grown rapidly. In 2011, there were just 12 cities around the world with more than 1,000 Airbnb listings. Today, there are nearly 1,000 cities that have more than 1,000 Airbnb listings.

View from a homestay in Sisaket, Thailand. Picture by Steven Howard of Click to enlarge.

Similarly, in 2011 only one city welcomed over 100,000 guest arrivals in Airbnb listings, but in the past year, more than 300 cities have welcomed over 100,000 guest arrivals.

Some of the new languages available on Airbnb are: Albanian, Armenian, Azeri, Bosnia, Bulgarian, Traditional Chinese, Estonian, Georgian, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Maltese, Montenegrin, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Xhosa and Zulu.

Variations of English and Spanish have also been added.

Approximately six guests check-in to an Airbnb listing every second.

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