The Fall 2007

During a weekend  when hotels are sold out for a design conference, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia host the first guests of Airbedandbreakfast.com to make rent money.

March of 2008

Airbed & breakfast officially launches during SXSW 2008 and makes two bookings.

Early August 2008

The formal Airbed & Breakfast website launches for the Democratic National Convention to offer a solution for hotel room shortages and makes 80 bookings.

August 25th – 28th 2008

The Democratic National Convention in Denver.

The Fall of 2008

Brian and Joe come up with idea for Obama O’s and Cap’n McCain’s and sell 30k worth.

March 2009

Airbed & Breakfast changes its name to Airbnb and expands beyond just rooms to apartments, houses, and vacation rentals.

September 2009

First international meet-up in Paris.

November 2010

Airbnb launches the iPhone app and Instant Book feature.

May 2012

Airbnb introduces the $1M Host Guarantee.

June 2012

Airbnb launches the Wish Lists feature.

November 7th, 2012

Airbnb offers free listings for Hurricane Sandy in partnership with the city of New York – the official launch of the Disaster Relief tool.

Summer 2013

Airbnb moves headquarters to 888 Brannan Street in San Francisco.

June 2014

Airbnb hosts more than 100,000 guests during the Rio World Cup.

July 2014

Airbnb launches rebranding and introduces the Belo.

November 21st – 23rd 2014

Airbnb Open in San Francisco – 1,500 hosts attend.

March 27th, 2015

Airbnb becomes the official alternative accommodation services supplier for 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

April 7th, 2015

Airbnb launches in Cuba.

May 25th, 2015

The White House appoints Brian Chesky as Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship.

November 12th – 14th 2015

Airbnb welcomes 6,000 hosts at the Airbnb Open in Paris.

November 17th – 19th 2016

At the Airbnb Open in L.A., Airbnb announces the launch of Trips and welcomes 7,000 attendees from over 100 countries.

February 5th 2017

Airbnb launches the #weaccept campaign in response to the refugee ban.

March 2017

Airbnb executives travel the globe meeting with the host community and world leaders to expand Trips to 20 more cities.

March 21st, 2017

Airbnb Launches their Chinese brand, Airbiying.

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