Over the last 9 years, Airbnb has experienced phenomenal growth, but like in the early days of any business it was hard work. Little did the Airbnb founders envisage that the thing they started to simply cover rent would become a company with over 150 million users globally.
This infographic from Half Price takes you through the history of the company and some of the key milestones over the last 9 years.
When people go on trips now, they will often check what’s available on Airbnb just like they would check the hotels in the area. It really is an incredible story but of course the quick rise in popularity of the company has led to issues surrounding safety and discrimination. Airbnb is actively working to alleviate these issues but it is of course impossible for them to have their eyes everywhere at once and they are essentially trusting in their hosts to behave responsibly.
Find out more about the rise of Airbnb in the infographic.