An Airbnb host from China who has 16 listings in Richmond, BC, is only receiving Chinese speaking guests.
“Because my English is not good, can only receive guests who speak Chinese words,” says the host who goes by the name Aimi1
Aimi’s profile lists her as being from China and her profession as a “remote” property manager.
She also has a number of Airbnb listings in Xiamen, China.
“The house is in the city of Richmond, the city with the most Chinese,” the description for one of her Richmond properties read. “Chinese is spoken widely, and Chinese restaurants are everywhere”.
“The landlord is enthusiastic, came to Canada to have children and for children to study,” Aimi describes herself.
Airbnb describes itself as an “an open community dedicated to bringing the world closer together by fostering meaningful, shared experiences amongst people from all parts of the world.”
“The Airbnb community is committed to building a world where people from every background feel welcome and respected, no matter how far they have travelled from home,” the platform states2
“This commitment rests on two foundational principles that apply both to Airbnb’s hosts and guests: inclusion and respect.”