Beyond just money, Airbnb brings to OYO a goldmine of expertise, given its experience in running an online hospitality business across over 190 countries. Also, the deal could go a long way in boosting OYO’s revenue as Airbnb will now be listing the Indian company’s accommodations on its platform, too.

But what’s in it for Airbnb, which has established itself as a frontrunner in the home-stay industry over the past 10 years? The answer, according to experts, is: India and China. The world’s two most populated nations are extremely important to Airbnb, and OYO has already tasted some success in the region.

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