While Airbnb started in San Francisco and is often associated with a cheap lodging alternatives in major cities, those in rural areas seem to benefit almost equally. The median annual earning for rural hosts was $6,776 in comparison to the $6,674 median for urban hosts. As the balance of the global population has shifted to cities, so have government resources and business capital, causing a widening gap in economic opportunity between urban and rural areas.
Many rural communities around the world have had little investment by the hotel establishment. In the countryside of France, you can watch home sharing transform the traditional tourist season in real time. Our campaigns to help promote the small villages make us really proud. Staying in rural area, you can holistically help benefit the rural communities our hosts call home and in which our guests increasingly feel they belong.