Goa, India – The Indian capital has been buzzing with news about the imminent arrival of the first batch of Airbnb hosts.
Airbnb has been offering apartments in Goan cities since 2013.
The service allows people to book apartments, host their own home and rent it for short-term stays.
Now, the company is adding a host for long-term rentals.
The Airbnb rental portal is currently live in several cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
The company recently launched a special service called “The Big House” in Goas capital city, Hyderabadi, where Airbnb hosts can rent apartments for a maximum of 12 months.
Airbnbs platform has a host network in over 20 cities including New Delhi, Hyderaland, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.
AirBNBs’ Delhi-based team has been working with Goa’s Goan counterparts to get the platform up and running.
Airbnb’s Goa team has also been working closely with the Indian government to make the service legal in the city.
Airbnb has also made an announcement about its India operations.
“We have opened a host office in Hyderabad to cater to the Indian Airbnb market,” the company said in a statement.
AirBnb’s Hyderabad office has been set up in an office park of the state’s premier engineering college.
Airboom has also started its Hyderabad-based office, as well.
“Our team in Hyderabad has been focusing on building the business to ensure that our team is ready to meet the needs of Airbnb and the Indian population,” an Airbnb spokesperson said.