Property rental online platform Airbnb shared that its host community in the Philippines is its second-largest women-powered group in the world following New Zealand, with Filipinas making up two-thirds of all Airbnb listers in the country.
According to Airbnb, Filipina hosts on their platform collectively earned over P2.5 billion in 2022.
“Known for their iconic warmth and hospitality, Filipinos – and especially Filipinas – are increasingly contributing to the country’s tourism economy by welcoming travelers into their homes, and employing fellow women to support them in their daily operations. Hosting is also providing a significant financial opportunity amidst rising costs of living.” Airbnb said.
Timed to International Women’s Month this year, Airbnb is celebrating the growing role of women in driving greater equity in the Philippines travel and tourism industry. The global hospitality platform today launched its inaugural #WomenInTravel industry dialogue discussing how travel is challenging stereotypes and breaking boundaries, as more Filipinas take action to uplift and empower new generations of Filipinas in the travel and tourism industry.
Speakers included Mich Goh, Airbnb’s Head of Public Policy for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan; Honorable Maria Josefina “Joy” Belmonte, Mayor of Quezon City; Anne Jeaneth Casalme, Philippine Commission on Women Gender and Development representative; Noelle Wenceslao, Philippine Coast Guard officer, mountaineer, and the first Filipina to summit Mount Everest; and Colleen Vidal, tourism entrepreneur, Airbnb Host, and Filipina content creator.
Women hosts in Airbnb also comprise 40% of the platforms ‘Superhosts,’ or those who provide guests with outstanding hospitality. Another insight from the app is that 56% of all solo traveler in the Philippines in 2022 were women.
For more information, visit https://news.airbnb.com/philippines
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