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Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky meets Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Home-share booking site Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky today Prime Minister Modi and discussed its plan to attract more travellers from Airbnb community to

"Today, I had the pleasure to meet Prime Minister Modi and discuss bringing more visitors from the Airbnb community to Nearly 9 million people visit every year, and we think we can help eventually double this number," Airbnb CEO and Head of Community Chesky said in a post.

In doing so, Airbnb hopes to create hundreds of thousands of host entrepreneurs, including 50,000 over the next 2 years, he added.

"We aim to distribute travel to a variety of destinations in the country for heritage and spiritual visits, and also help provide housing for the many festivals in India," Chesky said.

10 years from now, will become one of the largest communities worldwide, and "I couldn't have imagined a better visit than this one," he added.

is a truly magical place, and with a major emphasis on community and family, it is perfect for fostering Airbnb's mission to create belonging anywhere, Chesky said.

Airbnb yesterday launched Trips in Delhi to help users experience unique features about destinations across the country.

"Trips is the most significant development in the history of Airbnb. We're expanding beyond accommodation, but taking the same people-focused approach to the entire trip," Chesky had said on the launch.

"You can now experience local communities here through the passions of the people who live here. Whether you want to experience couture fashion or artisanal coffee making, you can become nearly anything in this transformative land," Chesky said.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 19:48 IST