In 9 years, Airbnb has seen phenomenal growth. Many people are now seeing it as a far better option than staying in expensive hotels. There are an incredible 150 million Air bnb users globally and these figures are likely to continue to grow. This infographic by Half Price takes you through some of the stories behind their growth and it really does make for a very interesting read.
Any company that grows so fast is always going to run into issues. They did receive some important funding throughout their growth but this is because so many people believed in the company.
No start-up ever expects to get as big as Airbnb. When the three founders set about growing the business, they could never have envisaged just how influential the company would become.
There have been some reports in the media about issues surrounding safety and discrimination and Airbnb will need to work hard to ensure the issues are dealt with effectively.
Find out more about the astonishing growth of Airbnb and what the future holds for the company in the infographic.