Airbnb is planning to quadruple its engineering team in China, hoping to tap into the country’s young and travel-hungry demographic, reports Bloomberg.

The world’s fourth largest startup in 2017 is showing no signs of slowing down its expansion in China. After appointing a Chinese chief, Hong Ge, to run operations in the world’s second largest economy, Airbnb now plans to ramp up its investment by expanding the team in China from 25 to over 100 engineers.

“The most important thing is that we have an engineering team on the ground and local people in charge of the China business,” Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb’s co-founder and chief strategy officer, told Bloomberg.

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