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Hosts on Airbnb continue to prioritize health and safety as guests look for healthy and responsible getaways for travel. Since June, more than one million listings around the world have been granted the "Enhanced Clean" highlight, after hosts attested to following robust and standardized cleaning and sanitization guidelines to support safer travel.

Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Initiative continues to evolve and expand as our community adapts to a new world of travel and health precautions. As of this month, hosts in more than 220 countries and regions have access to Airbnb's expert-backed Enhanced Cleaning Protocol in 61 languages, including a detailed handbook and other resources. Additionally, Airbnb has issued Health and Safety Guidelines for its entire community.

The top 10 countries with the highest number of Enhanced Clean listings on Airbnb are*:

  1. United States
  2. France
  3. United Kingdom
  4. Spain
  5. Italy
  6. Mexico
  7. Brazil
  8. Australia
  9. Canada
  10. Greece

Airbnb hosts in other places have also championed the new cleanliness standards. Barbados, Korea, Japan and Portugal are also top ranking locations for Enhanced Clean listings, compared to total listings available.*

The current efforts build on Airbnb's strong track record of cleanliness. According to internal Airbnb guest review data, 95 percent of all Airbnb reviews show that guests are satisfied with cleaning, scoring it at four or five stars (out of five stars) after their stays.* Since the program launched, Enhanced Clean listings have had an average cleanliness rating of 4.8 stars, according to guest reviews .**

Airbnb offers consumers unique homes with more space for their money and more control over their environment, such as entire-home listings with private amenities like kitchens and swimming pools. In addition to cleaning reviews and listing descriptions, travelers can also look for the "Enhanced Clean" highlight on listings descriptions for more peace of mind. Bookings for listings opted into the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol are more likely to be for family stays.***

"Cleanliness and safety are top of mind for our hosts and guests. In the last weeks, hosts have embraced and adopted our new rigorous guidelines, with thousands more attesting to the Enhanced Cleaning protocol everyday. This effort shows how our hosts are dedicated to the highest standards and committed to keeping their guests and communities safe," said Catherine Powell, Head of Hosting at Airbnb.

Airbnb's top hosts know that cleaning matters to travelers. Listings opted-in to the Enhanced Cleaning Protocol have three times more bookings on average than other listings**, showing that the hosts who read through the new resources committed and attested to this rigorous cleaning procedure are also the ones with the most popular listings on the platform.

In addition, as more guests opt to travel by car instead of plane, the percentage of bookings made on Airbnb within 200 miles has grown in the last months. Below are the top 10 destinations with the highest concentration of Airbnb Enhanced Clean listings*:

  1. Telluride, Colorado, US
  2. Destin, Florida, US
  3. Walla Walla, Washington, US
  4. Panama City Beach, Florida, US
  5. Oregon Coast, US
  6. Peak District, Hope Valley, UK
  7. Grant County, Washington, US
  8. Big Sky, Montana, US
  9. Mammoth Lakes, California, US
  10. Winter Park, Colorado, US

In addition to encouraging hosts to adopt Airbnb's Enhanced Cleaning Protocol cleaning guidelines, hosts need to comply with guidance from governments or health authorities in their local jurisdictions. We also remain committed to working with local governments, medical experts and other authorities to help ensure appropriate precautions are taken and inform the reopening of communities and their tourism economies.

*According to internal Airbnb data as of August 18, 2020.

**Based on internal Airbnb data between July 19, 2020 and August 18, 2020.

***Based on internal Airbnb data for bookings with at least one child between July 19, 2020 and August 18, 2020.

About Airbnb

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals across over 220 countries and regions. Travel on Airbnb keeps more of the financial benefits of tourism with the people and places that make it happen. Airbnb has generated billions of dollars in earnings for Hosts, most of whom are individuals listing the homes in which they live. Among Hosts who report their gender, more than half are women, and one in five employed Hosts are either teachers or healthcare workers. Travel on Airbnb also has generated more than $4 billion in tax revenue around the world. Airbnb has helped advance more than 1,000 regulatory frameworks for short-term rentals, including in 80% of our top 200 geographies. In late 2020, to support our continued expansion and diversification, we launched the City Portal to provide governments with a one-stop shop that supports data sharing and compliance with local registration rules. We continue to invest in innovations and tools to support our ongoing work with governments around the world to advance travel that best serves communities.

About Airbnb.org

Airbnb.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis around the world. Airbnb.org operates independently and leverages Airbnb, Inc."s technology, services, and other resources at no charge to carry out Airbnb.org"s charitable purpose. The inspiration for Airbnb.org began in 2012 with a single host named Shell who opened up her home to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This sparked a movement and marked the beginning of a program that allows Hosts on Airbnb to provide stays for people in times of need. Since then, the program has evolved to focus on emergency response and to help provide stays to evacuees, relief workers, refugees, asylum seekers, and frontline workers fighting the spread of COVID-19. Since then, Hosts have offered to open up their homes and helped provide accommodations to 100,000 people in times of need. Airbnb.org is a separate and independent entity from Airbnb, Inc. Airbnb, Inc. does not charge service fees for Airbnb.org supported stays on its platform.

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