Host Advisory Board

The Host Advisory Board will give Hosts a seat at the table to represent the voice of the community in shaping the future with Airbnb.

The Host Advisory Board will give Hosts a seat at the table to represent the voice of the community in shaping the future with Airbnb.

Meet the members

These 18 Host leaders represent the best of our community and lead by example. Some were selected from our Community Leaders program, while others are Community Center superusers. They’re all passionate about hosting and are strong contributors to the Airbnb community. And they have an important voice as we move forward together.

These 18 Host leaders represent the best of our community and lead by example. Some were selected from our Community Leaders program, while others are Community Center superusers. They’re all passionate about hosting and are strong contributors to the Airbnb community. And they have an important voice as we move forward together.

Anna Jones
Shwmae from Pembrokeshire, Wales! I’m a rural host and a founding member of the UK Community Board. I love sustainable hospitality and created a video to help hosts.
Antonella Brugnola
I started hosting on Airbnb almost as a hobby, but now I am a true fan. I founded a nonprofit association in Milan, Italy that provides training courses for new hosts.
Behzad Soltani
3 years ago, I opened my home in Vancouver, Canada to guests from all over the world. In addition to the memories, hosting represents my love for travel and hospitality.
Merrydith Callegari
I have a love of travel. I started hosting in Tasmania, Australia in 2016. I’ve been a community leader for four years, organising host events across Tasmania.
Ningyi Wang
I made precious memories through Airbnb, which encouraged me to become a host in Hangzhou, China. I now organize large events, which bring guests and hosts together.
Norma Haydee Cipolla
Hosting for over 8 years in Barcelona, Spain, I’ve made many lasting memories. I’m a host leader and enjoy sharing what I’ve learned. I also teach Feng Shui workshops.
Nutth Ritharom
3 years ago, I renovated my mother's house in Chiang Mai, Thailand and opened a homestay. I’m now an Experiences Community leader and a regular in the Community Center.
Omar Covarrubias Hernandez
I’m a proud resident of Mexico City, Mexico. I love to meet new people. I’m an active member in several host leader groups and led training webinars for new hosts.
Pamellah Gakenia
Hosting comes naturally to me as a people person. I’m a wedding and events planner and community leader living in historic, coastal Malindi, Kenya.
Pascale Hasson Boudjedida
Traveling is a passion and I used Airbnb before hosting. I’m now a French Hosts Federation board member and actively manage the Bordeaux, France community group.
Peter Kwan
Sharing my California, USA home has connected me to people who wouldn’t otherwise have been part of my life. I formed the first Host community group, which still meets!
Pooja Arya
I started hosting in 2014 and Airbnb is a gateway to new cultures for me. I now manage social media for Hosts in Bangalore, India to engage and learn from one another.
Samuel Reed
I started hosting after a trip showed me what true hospitality looks like. I’m a community leader in Pennsylvania, USA and I’m helping Hosts apply for COVID-19 relief.
Shinya Nishide
As a Host, I’ve welcomed hundreds of memorable guests in my typical Japanese style house. I’m also an original member of the Osaka, Japan hosting community.
Susan Wynne Bailey
I became a Host out of necessity and now embrace it as my passion. I’m a Host mentor, I’m in two advocacy groups, and an Airbnb.org Host in California and Colorado, USA.
Tiffany Caliva
My creative career helped to kickstart my hosting journey in California, USA. I actively help other Hosts on social media and answer questions in the Community Center.
Till Zieger
I’ve hosted guests in Stuttgart, Germany since 2010. I co-manage the largest German-speaking Host social media group and I’m an active Community Center contributor.
Vinícius De Franceschi
I decided to host a bedroom to make some money when Brasil hosted the World Cup. I’m now a Community Expert and a local community leader in Porto Alegre, Brasil.

Behind the badge

The Host Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive representation of our host community.

  • 93 years of cumulative hosting experience
  • Diverse representation of gender, racial/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and socioeconomic
  • Full spectrum of life experiences (ages 20-65)
  • Unique cultures spanning 15 countries

Behind the badge

The Host Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive representation of our host community.

  • 93 years of cumulative hosting experience
  • Diverse representation of gender, racial/ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and socioeconomic
  • Full spectrum of life experiences (ages 20-65)
  • Unique cultures spanning 15 countries

Hello, from the Host Advisory Board

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Host Advisory Board?
The Host Advisory Board will help influence host-related policies, programs, and new products, in addition to how the Airbnb Host Endowment is invested in the host community.
What can I expect from the Host Advisory Board?
The Host Advisory Board will represent the voice of the host community with Airbnb executives. The board will play an important role in shaping the future of Airbnb, and keeping the host community informed.
How can I share my ideas with the Host Advisory Board?
The Host Advisory Board is actively working to find the best method for the host community to share their ideas and feedback. More details will be provided in the coming months.