Host Advisory Board
The Host Advisory Board gives Hosts a seat at the table to represent the voice of the community in shaping the future with Airbnb.
Meet the members
These 23 Hosts represent the best of our community and lead by example. They’re Community Leaders, Superhost Ambassadors, Community Center members, or active in other community programs at Airbnb. They’re passionate about hosting, have made significant contributions to the Airbnb community, and have an important voice as we move forward together.
José Manuel Esquivel Ramírez
A few years ago, I restored a home in Jerez, Spain and began hosting. Now I serve as a Community Leader and design homes for other Hosts, contributing to my community's economy and sustainability.View profile
Jue Murugu (Juliette)
Hosting has been my passion since 2015! A Community Leader and Superhost Ambassador in Nairobi, I am humbled and delighted to see some of the people I’ve assisted become SuperHosts.View profile
My amazing hosting adventure started in 2014. As a Superhost Ambassador and Community Leader, I've supported local Hosts and advocated for reasonable regulations in Lake Arrowhead, California.View profile
In 2019, I started hosting an Airbnb street art experience in Delhi, India, and have just started a new journey hosting unique, earthen homes. I enjoy building cultural connections as a Global Community Leader for Online Experiences.View profile
Mauricio Bernal Cruz
As a proud Mexican and Community Leader, I have a deep appreciation for where I live, and I love to inspire others to find their sense of belonging. I've been an Airbnb host since 2019.View profile
I’m proud to have welcomed guests from different cultures to Okinawa, Japan since 2016. I've served as its Community Leader from the start, working to expand hosting opportunities on the island.View profile
Sarah Huang (Yang-Fen)
I became a host in Adelaide, Australia in 2016. Now I’m a Superhost Ambassador and Community Leader with an unofficial Airbnb motto: “Learning from others, sharing with others, serving others.”View profile
I'm a Community Leader in Thailand who loves how Airbnb makes the world smaller. I began hosting in 2013 as a hobby, and now host and co-host homes and Experiences full time.View profile
Hosting is a window to the world, and to me, that’s magic. I joined Airbnb in 2013 in a little village near Chartres, France, and am now an active Community Leader and volunteer.View profile
Since I started hosting in 2015, I founded the Lake Como Airbnb Community group with other Hosts in Italy. I bring social inclusion, economic accessibility, and respect for the environment into hosting.View profile
I started hosting in 2012, and it’s now my passion! As a Superhost Ambassador in Spain, I encourage and inspire people to be part of this exciting adventure.View profile
I started hosting in-person Airbnb Experiences in 2014, and launched an Online Experience in 2020. I’m a Community Leader in Cape Town, South Africa, and advocate for accessible travel.View profile
Since 2020, I’ve been hosting in a village near the Fontainebleau Forest in France. As a leader of my community, I actively pursue ways to promote sustainable tourism.View profile
I’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world to our enchanted corner of Sydney for a decade. I focus on reducing greenhouse emissions, conserving resources, and reducing waste.View profile
I started hosting in 2018 in Canada’s Georgian Bay Biosphere, world’s largest freshwater archipelago. I have a sustainable travel Experience and showcase sustainable solutions for guests.View profile
I started co-hosting in 2020 with a friend in Atlanta, and we became profitable SuperHosts not long after. I also help and support new Hosts on the platform.View profile
I became a Host in 2016, after building my first tiny house. I now manage another listing and have the opportunity to engage with other Hosts as a Community Leader in Atlanta.View profile
I started hosting in 2015 as a way to support my husband through a debilitating illness. Since then, hosting has become an enriching experience for our entire family.View profile
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I started hosting in 2015 with my spare bedroom in Chicago. Now I Educate Hosts, co-host, am a Superhost, and offer five different Airbnb Experiences.View profile
My life revolved around hospitality long before I started hosting on Airbnb in 2015. I’m a Community Leader in the Dominican Republic and collaborate with other Hosts.View profile
Behind the badge
The Host Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive representation of our host community.
- 129 years of cumulative hosting experience
- A diverse representation of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status
- A full spectrum of life experience
- Different cultural backgrounds, with home bases in 15 countries
- Champions in several key focus areas, including sustainability, diversity, accessibility, and policy
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the Host Advisory Board?
The Host Advisory Board helps influence Host-related policies, programs, and products. The board will also provide input regarding the way the Airbnb Host Endowment is used to support the Host community.
What can I expect from the Host Advisory Board?
The Host Advisory Board represents the voice of the Host community with Airbnb leadership. The board plays an important role in shaping the future of Airbnb.
How was the Host Advisory Board selected?
Hosts were nominated based on their experience, mastery of hosting, and enormous impact in their communities.