Published on : Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Airbnb community made a payment USD 61 million, and supported more than 7,500 local jobs in Goa in 2019, according to Oxford Economics’ ‘The Economic Impact of Airbnb in India’ report which was released last month.
This landmark report explored the complete economic impact of Airbnb in India between 2015-2019, and it found that Airbnb significantly contributed to Goa’s tourism economy. In the last five years, Airbnb guests spent a total amount of USD $155.8 million while holidaying in Goa. Of this, USD $64.2 million was spent in 2019 itself.
Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager – Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan said, “Goa is a highly sought-after tourism destination, and is one of the most popular destinations in India. We are conscious, as close partners to Goan communities, that tourism in the state must be high-quality and sustainable. This report reaffirms how local families, local businesses and local communities in Goa benefit most from Airbnb guests and their spending. The tourism industry is the mainstay of Goa’s economy and creates micro entrepreneurship opportunities for locals in the state, while employing thousands of locals in tourism related businesses. It is very important to us that as we round the curve on the pandemic, we begin to address the impact on communities. Going forward, we want to work even closer with the Goa Government to support high-quality, sustainable tourism in the state.”