Airbnb now supports 62 languages around the world. Source: Shutterstock

RESEARCH once suggested that 10 percent of adults feel language barriers prevent them from traveling abroad.

To add on, that number rises among younger people 18 to 24 years old, where 15 percent feel discouraged due to a lack of knowledge about the local language.

Although most countries have more than one official or main language (an estimated 60 to 70 percent of the world) speaks at least two languages, not every curious wanderer is bilingual. This means they may run the risk of booking the wrong service or accommodation, misunderstandings or getting hopelessly lost on their travels altogether.

And nobody likes having to deal with travel downers. Fortunately, with the help of technology, more and more platforms are beefing up their services to make it easier for consumers.

Airbnb offers over seven million accommodations and 40,000 handcrafted activities, all powered by local hosts. Approximately six guests check into an Airbnb listing every second. And these check-ins are happening around the world.

In 2011, there were 12 cities with more than 1,000 Airbnb listings; today, nearly 1,000 cities have more than 1,000 Airbnb listings. Similarly, in 2011 only one city welcomed over 100,000 guest arrivals in Airbnb listings, but in the past year, more than 300 cities have welcomed over 100,000 guest arrivals.

While the platform is already used in more than 191 countries and regions around the world, Airbnb is constantly working to make our platform accessible to more people. From Albanian to Zulu, the company wants everyone to feel welcome on Airbnb, no matter what language they speak.

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Recently, Airbnb doubled the number of languages in which hosts and guests can use. Now supporting 62 languages around the world, the Airbnb platform is accessible to more than four billion native speakers.

Here are the 31 new languages now available on Airbnb:

  1. Albanian (Albania)
  2. Armenian (Armenia)
  3. Azeri (Azerbaijan)
  4. Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  5. Bulgaria (Bulgarian)
  6. Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong SAR)
  7. English (Australian)
  8. English (Canada)
  9. English (UK)
  10. Estonian (Estonia)
  11. French (Canada)
  12. Georgian (Georgia)
  13. Hindi (India)
  14. Irish (Ireland)
  15. Latvian (Latvia)
  16. Lithuanian (Lithuania)
  17. Macedonian (North Macedonia)
  18. Maltese (Malta)
  19. Montenegrin (Montenegro)
  20. Romanian (Romania)
  21. Serbian (Serbia)
  22. Slovak (Slovakia)
  23. Slovenian (Slovenia)
  24. Spanish (Argentina)
  25. Spanish (Latin America)
  26. Swahili (Africa)
  27. Tagalog (the Philippines)
  28. Ukrainian (Ukraine)
  29. Vietnamese (Vietnam)
  30. Xhosa (South Africa)
  31. Zulu (South Africa)

Switching to a new language on the Airbnb website or app is easy. On desktop, click here to select a language.

Using Airbnb on the mobile app? It is set to the language selected in your device’s settings. To switch, go to your device’s settings to change to one of the new locales Airbnb now support.

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