International Day of Older Persons is about celebrating older people and their contributions at home, in their communities and to their societies. According to Airbnb’s internal data, over the past year, more than 1.5 million Airbnb guests have been hosted by seniors (ages 60 and above). Notably, in most Asia Pacific countries, this group also has a higher percentage of five-star reviews compared to hosts from other age groups.
In Australia, India, Japan and Singapore, senior hosts are the fastest growing host age bracket with increases of 47.81 percent, 45.60 percent, 50.67 percent and 27.59 percent respectively over the past year. Japanese hosts welcome guests into their homes for 62 nights on average compared to the regional average of 34 days. Being part of Airbnb’s host community, these senior hosts benefit from the opportunity to share their extra rooms and their lives.
Today, Airbnb wants to shine a spotlight on some of our more senior hosts in Asia Pacific and where you can stay with them to gain pearls of wisdom and endearing hospitality.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand – Grandma Sangkhlaburi has lived in her town for over 20 years and enjoys gardening and caring for people.
Surfers Paradise, Australia – Carole has been described by her guests as being warm-hearted, friendly and patient.
Alexandra, New Zealand – Ewing was a radio talkback host for over 36 years. His Barn House is part of a vineyard so you will get to enjoy his company as well as scenic views of the landscape.
Tokyo, Japan – Tokko’s place is known for being clean and comfortable by over 50 guests who have stayed with her.
New Delhi, India – Mahendra and his family own two houses on their ancestral property dating back to 1910 in Mussoorie. Both properties are listed on Airbnb.